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The Hong Kong Government has launched a Funding Scheme for Workplace English Training to subsidize employees who need to use English in the workplace to take the necessary training in order to attain the relevant benchmark of their job type by taking any of the specified international business English examinations.

Funding will ONLY be granted to employees for taking an in-house tailor-made English training course commissioned BY THEIR COMPANY and for a specified international business English examination.

Funding Scheme for Workplace English Training
Reimbursable Training Programs offered by Prime English
1. Listening & Speaking Training Program
2. Business Communication Training Program
Who are eligible?
Employees must be Hong Kong residents having the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction, i.e. either one of the codes of "A", "R", "U" or "***", should appear on their Hong Kong Identity Card.
Amount of Reimbursement
Employees will be subsidized for no more than one in-house tailor-made English training course and two examinations for the attainment of at the most one spoken benchmark and one written benchmark. Funding will be given to meet 50% of the training cost and examination fees, subject to a maximum of HK$3,000 per person.

Reimbursement will be made to the company but not to individual employees.
How to apply?
Applications must be made by the company for its employee(s).
Benchmark test(s)
Funding will only be granted to the applicant after its employees have successfully completed the course and attained the minimum benchmarks in their respective job types. Should employees fail the examination(s) in their first attempt, they may re-sit the examinations to obtain the required benchmarks within one year after the commencement date of the training course.
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