The Electrical & Mechanical Engineering and Construction Industries | Higher Diploma

The construction industry in Hong Kong is booming. With the increasing number of projects in infrastructure, building constructions, maintenance and repair and redevelopment, the demand for electrical, mechanical and construction talents is continually high, creating career opportunities for young people.


Professional fields covered:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Studies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering

4 Major Advantages for Earn and Learn
Earn and Learn : Under the scheme, participants will receive on-the-job training and classroom learning at the same time. A steady income and a recognised qualification are guaranteed
All-round Career Support : One-stop career counselling and placement services
Professional Career after Scheme Completion : Upon completion of the scheme, graduates of Higher Diploma will be entitled to a monthly salary not less than $12,000
Flexible Articulation Pathways : Graduates can pursue further studies to acquire higher qualifications and become a professional in the field

Study Arrangement

The first to fourth years

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. For the first 3 years, the employer will sponsor the apprentice to study the Higher Diploma programme at IVE for one day and two evenings per week.


Allowance & Salary*

The first to third years

Apprentices will receive a total subsidy of $30,800 from their employers, a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,500# government allowance. The total monthly income will be above $10,000.

The fourth year

Full-time on-the-job training with guaranteed monthly salary not less than $9,000.
 
The first year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,000 or above
The second year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,500 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,500 or above
The third year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $3,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$12,000 or above
An additional subsidy during the first to third year $30,800
The fourth year Full-time training

* Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
- For enquiries, please contact the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship.
#Applicable to participants who enroll in academic year 2019/20.


Tuition Fees

  • Employer will sponsor the tuition fees.


Entry Requirement^

  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; or
  • VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies and with successful completion of Foundation Mathematics III; or
  • VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education with successful completion of Mathematics 3G; or
  • Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin with successful completion of Mathematics Plus; or
  • Equivalent.


Offering Institute:




For enquiries:

Office of the Director of Apprenticeship
Tel.: 3700 5000

Email: apuho@vtc.edu.hk


Information as of May 2019. VTC reserves the right to revise or cancel any programme if circumstances so warrant. Details will be announced on the Admission Homepage.





     
SIN Ching-yuen
  • Higher Diploma in Building Studies, IVE
  • Construction Technician at E Man Construction Co. Ltd.
 
‘The all-round and structured on-the-job training enhanced my skillset and knowledge in the field. After finishing the Scheme, I can get a recognised qualification and work towards my goal as an engineer.’