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May 9 2015

MOU Signing Ceremony between Association of Construction Materials Laboratories Ltd. (ACML) and Earn & Learn Pilot Scheme of VTC

Time: 10:00am-10:30am

Venue: IVE (Tuen Mun), 18 Tsing Wun Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories

Mrs Carrie YAU, GBS, JP, Executive Director of VTC
Ir LEE Wai Kwok, Chairman of the Association of Construction Materials Laboratories (ACML)
Ms Janet WONG, JP, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR


To ease the manpower shortage of testing & certification (T&C) industry, the VTC, the Government and ACML, together launch the Earn & Learn Pilot Scheme (Testing and Certification). By integrating classroom learning and workplace training, the scheme provides good pathways for young people for their careers in T&C industry. During training, every participants receives allowance and a fixed amount of income from the Government and employers, such that the participants can earn a steady income while awarding a recognized qualification to pursue a promising career.

With an aim to foster collaboration to nurture young talents for the industry, the VTC and ACML will closely collaborate under the captioned Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU was signed by Mr Leung Yam Shing, Deputy Executive Director, VTC, and Ir LEE Wai Kwok, the Chairman of the Association of Construction Materials Laboratories (ACML).

During the ceremony, Mrs Carrie YAU featured the positive feedbacks received since the introduction of Earn & Learn Pilot Scheme. Then, Ms Janet WONG signified the importance of training to the economic growth of Hong Kong. The Government has been cooperating with VTC to participate in substantial career talks, career fairs and internship opportunities for students. Ir LEE finally concluded that a boom in the infrastructure created a massive opportunities for T&C industry. To cater the manpower demand of the industry, the scheme was specially designed for training young professionals, raising the quality of our workforce, as well as our competitiveness in Hong Kong.