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Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme (ITCTS)

Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme


Since its establishment, the Construction Industry Council (CIC)has been providing a wide range of training programmes for different trades for those who wish to be trained professionally and then to work in the construction industry. CIC has initiated five cooperative training schemes between year 2011 and 2014 to collaboratively train up Intermediate Tradesmen with the industry. Under these schemes, trainees are recruited on a first-hire-then-train basis and primarily trained on-site. In support of the schemes, CIC provides subsidy to employers and trainees.

In order to optimise the current collaborative training schemes, CIC implements the "Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme"(ITCTS). The scheme aims at integrating the current five cooperative training schemes, also focusing on trades with severe labour shortage and simplifying the application procedure.

Employers who are interested in the Scheme can submit an ITCTS application form indicating their proposal to CIC. Upon approval by CIC, the employer can then recruit suitable trainees and provide training to the trainees under CIC’s supervision. Duration of training is from 1 month to 6 months, which is subject to different 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
Underwater 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 Operators
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


Eligible Employers

  • Main contractors / Sub-Contractors registered under the Sub-contractors Registration Scheme; and
  • Have at least one construction contract, while the nature of construction must be appropriate to the type of workers to be trained under the proposal.

Enquiry: 2100 9000

Scheme information


Application form

2019 Initial Training Schedule

2019 Recruitment Day Schedule for "Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme" (ITCTS)

6 December 2019 ITCTS Recruitment Day Employer's Registration Form

Last Updated: 2019-10-16 17:27:34