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YWETS Work Experience training partnerships

The Federation has the full support of the Labour Department's Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme (YWETS) in the four training partnerships with McDonald's Restaurants (Hong Kong) Ltd, the Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hung Fook Tong Holdings, and NationMark (HK) Ltd.
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Juvenile Delinquency Research Seminar

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Seminar for HKCEE students and their parents

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Free screening of the movie Click

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3rd Hong Kong International Education Expo

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Service Spotlight

Employer Network

The network was formally established two years ago to connect employers with potential youth employees. Effective, active liaison with the business sector is its core priority and job expos and training schemes are its core functions. If you are interested in these fruitful, cooperative partnerships contact Cheung Chi-wai, tel 3113 7999.

Enhancing youth employability

Each summer, thousands of fresh entrants to the workforce mean a hive of activity. We match youngsters with vacancies, run career expos and hold workshops and seminars for job seekers. The Federation's Youth Employment Network (YEN) collaborates with the Labour Department on the YPTP and YWETS* training and job experience schemes for 15-24 year olds. Enrollment of 20,000 youngsters starts on 29 July. All 21 of the Youth S.P.O.Ts will be involved in YPTP while YEN runs special YWETS projects, mediating between prospective employers and new recruits.

YEN is stepping up efforts in job matching and support services for employers. Successful collaborations to date include the Airport Authority, McDonald's, NationMark and Hung Fook Tong and we are very keen to find new YWETS partners. Click here for details. Hong Kong has an oversupply of low-skilled labour and a shortage of highly-skilled workers. 25% of male teenagers here are unemployed even though the unemployment rate fell to its lowest* in five years in May.** This situation exacerbates the growing wealth gap and creative use of resources will be essential to maximize the opportunities of Hong Kong's youth. We are determined to help. Will you help us?

Interested in becoming a YWETS partner? Read more in this week's Feature Story or contact Cheung Chi-wai, YEN, tel 31137999 email

*YPTP (Youth Pre-employment Training Programme) focuses on school leavers' (15-19 year olds) employability, provision of modular training, job placement and career counselling. YWETS (Youth Work experience and Training Scheme) projects involve assessment of youth needs, targeting suitable employers and providing on-going case management and support (for 20-24 year-olds)
**down from 8.6% in 2003 to 4.9% (SCMP 17/7/06)

Feature Story
Mike: YWETS trainee

YWETS: a training scheme with purpose

YWETS is a government-led training scheme for 20-24 year-olds. It is highlighted in this issue of Youth Matters as an effective means of bringing prospective employers and young job seekers into contact. The Federation's Youth Employment Network sets up traineeships and collaborates with companies and trainees. Read more...

Facts & Figures

Drug abuse: kid's stuff

Federation Opinion Poll on how students spend their summer holidays

Federation News

Hong Kong Young Ambassadors soon to be appointed

The Appointment and Awards Ceremony will take place on 11 August at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Ms. Au King-chi, Commissioner for Tourism and Dr. Eric Li, Chairman of the Partnership Committee of the Federation will be officiating guests. 230 Young Ambassadors will pledge to promote Hong Kong's fine reputation as a holiday destination and there will be awards for efforts made by last year's ambassadors.
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Facelift for u21 website
The website has a new, user-friendly look. You will find an interactive platform packed with information and services, both our own and links to other agencies. Go to and see.
Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience 2006
This year, 8 Hong Kong students aged 16-18 will join this annual exchange programme from 22-30 August. They will join a special environmental education course in South Africa and enjoy the wonderful experience of widened horizons on this exciting wilderness tour.