Information Technology (Network Engineering and Security)

Enterprises, corporations, government departments and alike are more and more dependent on IT systems and cloud computing. The connectivity to the cyberspace has exposed these online processes to security threats. Ensuring network connectivity and cybersecurity has therefore become an indispensable part in the IT industry. This programme will be able to lay a solid foundation for young talents to pursue further studies in related IT areas.

Professional fields covered:

  • Network Cabling
  • Computer Networking and Security
  • Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity
  • IT Concepts

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4 Major Advantages for Earn and Learn
Earn and Learn : Participants will receive on-the-job training and classroom learning at the same time. A steady income and recognised qualification are guaranteed
Tuition Subsidy : Tuition fees will be reimbursed to participants upon completion of the programme
All-round Career Support : One-stop career counselling and placement services
Flexible Articulation Pathways : Graduates can pursue further studies to acquire higher qualifications and become a professional in the field

Study Arrangement

The first year

Participants will study the full –time Diploma of Vocational Education (Information Technology) programme at Youth College.

The second to Third years

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. The employer will sponsor the trainee to study the part-time-day-release relevant DVE– ELS Programme.

Allowance & Salary

The second to Third years

The second to third years: Participants will receive a total of $30,800 Industry Incentive Allowance and $54,000 government subsidy from their employers and the government respectively. Given a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $8,000, the total monthly income can reach up to $10,000.
The second year of training
Monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $2,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$10,000 or above
The third year of training
Monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $2,500 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$10,500 or above
An additional subsidy during second to third year $30,800

* Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
- For enquiries, please contact the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship.

Tuition Fee

Secondary 3 to 5 graduates studying the Diploma of Vocational Education can enjoy free tuition.

Offering Institutes:

For enquiries:

Tel.: 3907 6786


Information as of June 2022. VTC reserves the right to revise or cancel any programme if circumstances so warrant. Details will be announced on the Admission Homepage.

* After graduating from the DVE-ELS, the trainee is required to complete relevant bridging courses at own arrangements for pursuing further studies in HD programmes.

Please apply the programme online with the respective Admission Method.



For more information of DVE programmesplease visit the website of VTC Admission Page:



Enquiry: Office of the Director of Apprenticeship


Tel: 3907 6786