Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP)
YETP provides a comprehensive platform of job search with one-stop and diversified pre-employment and on-the-job training opportunities for young school leavers aged 15 to 24 with educational attainment at sub-degree level or below. It enables young people to better understand themselves and their work aptitudes while enriching their job skills and experience so as to enhance their employability.
YETP is built on the following pillars: pre-employment
training courses, workplace attachment training, on-the-job training, special employment projects and case management and employment support services.
Pre-employment training courses include:
- Core Course - Job-search and Interpersonal Skills Training
- Elective Courses
- Elective I Course - Discipline and Motivation Training
- Elective II Course - Computer Software Training
- Elective III Courses - Job-specific Skills Training
- Elective IV Course - Vocational Language Training
top of pre-employment training courses, YETP also provides workplace
attachment training and on-the-job training. Workplace attachment opportunities
are provided by government departments, private companies and welfare organisations.
There is no employment relationship between the trainees and the host organisations
during the one-month attachment period. An attachment allowance
of $4,500 is payable to trainees on completion of attachment training.
During the on-the-job training period, while the trainees are engaged as paid employees in full-time or part-time posts, comprehensive support services would be offered to the employers together with a monthly on-the-job training allowance. The amount of such allowance is 50% of the monthly salary of a trainee during the training period, up to a maximum amount of $4,000 per month per trainee (payable for a period of 6 to 12 months). They have to appoint a mentor, who is staff with relevant work
experience, to provide appropriate guidance for the trainee at work. Also, the trainee may enrol
in relevant off-the-job vocational courses and apply for reimbursement of course
and examination fees up to $4,000 from YETP. With suitable vacancies, employers
may offer further employment to trainees with good performance upon completion
of on-the-job training.
YETP organises special employment projects for various industries. Most of the special employment projects are tailor-made training-cum-employment projects with pre-employment training courses. Upon completion of the pre-employment training courses tailor-made for specific needs of employers, trainees will undergo on-the-job training under YETP for 6 to 12 months, receiving continued training and employment opportunities.
YETP will arrange registered social
workers to be case managers of individual trainees providing case management and employment support services.