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Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme (ITCTS)

Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme 


The Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme (ITCTS) follow "First-hire-then-train" approach. Trainees are first employed by the employer, then they will receive an initial training provided by the CIC with up to HK$10,200/month allowance. After the initial training, trainees will undergo on-site training provided by the employer. During on-site training period, trainees can get at least HK$13,400 monthly salary. At the end of training, trainees are required to take the relevant Intermediate Trade Test (ITT) / Certification Test provided by the CIC. Trainees who pass the ITT / Certification Test will be awarded a one-off bonus of HK$10,000. 

Choice of Trades

Category Work Trade Training Period
Building and Civil Work Trade
(B&C Trade)/Plant and Equipment Operator Work Trade

Bar Bender and Fixer
Carpenter (Formwork - Building Construction/ Civil Construction)
Site Surveying (Leveller)
Surveying & Setting Out (Leveller)
Painter and Decorator
Marble Worker (Polishing)
Tower Crane Workers' Assistant
Piling Operator (Bored Pile)

6 months

Metal Worker
General Welder
Metal Scaffolder and Metal Formwork Erector
Crawler-mounted Mobile Crane Operator
Crawler-mounted Mobile Crane Operator (Apprentices Scheme)
Wheeled Telescopic Mobile Crane Operator
Wheeled Telescopic Mobile Crane Operator (Apprentices Scheme)
Ground Investigation Operator
Tower Crane Operator

3 months
Specialist Marine Work Trade

Geotextile Special Barge Operator
Underwater Band Drain Special Barge Operator
Sand Pumping Barge Operation Supervisor
Anchor Boat Operator
Rock Placing Pelican Barge Operator
Dredge Pipe Supervisor - TSHD
Deep Cement Mixing plant Operator
Hydraulic Filling Vibro Compaction Rig Operator
Floating Box Culvert Installation Operator

6 months
Plant and Equipment Operator Work Trade

Bulldozer Operator 
Loader Operator
Excavator Operator

1 - 2 months
Electrical & Mechanical Work Trade
(E&M Trade)

Electrical Wireman
Fire Service Mechanical Fitter
Refrigeration / Air-conditioning / Ventilation Mechanic (Air System)
Refrigeration / Air-conditioning / Ventilation Mechanic (Thermal Insulation)
Refrigeration / Air-conditioning / Ventilation Mechanic (Water System)

6 months


Mode of Training

  • Initial training provided by CIC
  • On-site training provided by the employer

Entry Requirement

  • Aged 18 or above; and
  • Hong Kong residents and have permit to work in Hong Kong; and
  • For those who have not taken the below courses within one year:
  • (i) Full-time Short Course/Enhanced Construction Manpower Training Scheme (ECMTS) offered by Construction Industry Council (CIC) or Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC);or
    (ii) Other full-time training courses offered by CIC or HKIC or other training bodies funded by CIC or HKIC;or

  • For those who have not taken CIC’s or HKIC's Technician programmes within two years.

Employers may have other requirements. The applicant may consult the employer directly.

Enquiry: 2100 9000

Scheme information

Application form

(Last Modified: 22.5.2019)

Last Updated: 2019-10-17 13:58:50