In December 2007, the Bureau expanded the scope of its service targets to cover persons aged 15 or above, with sub-degree or below education level, and repositioned in mid-2008 to promote the "Manpower Development Plan" and introduce "sustainable development" into the curriculum The elements help trainees gain recognition, and even professional qualifications, and build a learning ladder for trainees.
In order to meet the needs of different service targets, the Bureau provides diversified "Manpower Development Program" courses, including "Employment-Linked Courses" for the unemployed, "General Skills Training Courses" applicable to cross-industry, and training courses to help working people improve their skills. "New Skills Upgrading Program" courses, as well as "Youth Development Programs" for specific service targets, courses for persons with disabilities and work-related injury rehabilitation, courses for rehabilitated persons, courses for ethnic minorities and new arrivals courses taught in English. The Bureau actively expands professional certification courses, including industry certification courses, public examination preparation courses, "National Vocational Qualification" certificate courses, etc., to assist students in obtaining recognized qualifications and embarking on the professional ladder. Most of the courses of the Council have passed the accreditation of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. They fall into the first to fourth levels of the qualifications framework to establish the quality and acceptance of the courses.
ERB Service Center
The Bureau has set up three service centers, located in Kowloon East, Kowloon West and Tin Shui Wai respectively, as the regional window of the Bureau’s courses and services, providing immediate, in-place and diversified self-help and support services for people in need of training and employment, as well as local District training course information to assist service targets in all-round value-added promotion.
Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
ERB Service Center (Kowloon West)
Address: 1st Floor, Rihui Building, 273 Shun Ning Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon (near MTR Cheung Sha Wan Station Exit C1)
Phone: (852) 2711 6022
Center website: www.kwsc.erb.org
Center operating agency: Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association
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ERB Service Center (Kowloon East)
Address: 20th Floor, Viewpoint Center, 410 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon (near MTR Kwun Tong Station Exit A2)
Phone: (852) 2338 9100
Center website: www.kesc.erb.org
Center operating agency: Hong Kong Career Development Service Co., Ltd.
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ERB Service Station (Tin Shui Wai)
Address: Room 301, 3rd Floor, Integrated Services Building, Tin Ching Community, Tin Ching Estate, Tin Shui Wai, New Territories
Phone: (852) 3919 6100
Center website: www.tswsc.erb.org
Centre operating agency: New Territories Association of Societies Retraining Centre Ltd.
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