Training and Development Programme
To promote a culture of continuous learning in the civil service and to improve service quality, a Three-year Training and Development Programme was introduced since 2001-02 with funding of $50 million approved by the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council to provide 90,000 additional training places. The Programme was futher extended into 2007-08, lending support to departments in coping with changes brought about by the second Voluntary Retirement Scheme. Up to the completion of the Programme in 2007-08, about 200,000 training places had been provided and a range of training services had been offered to help departments develop effective strategies for managing and implementing change.
In April 2005, the CSTDI launched an enhanced Cyber Learning Centre Plus web site to provide more e-learning materials in a more systematic way to facilitate civil servants' continuous self-learning anytime and anywhere.
When the Three-year Training and Development Programme was first launched, there were three main focus areas:
(a) Promotion of a continuous learning culture
(b) Training in support of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme
(c)Training in relation to the civil service reform initiatives
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To assist bureaux and departments to meet the evolving community needs, CSTDI has continued to work closely with them to support the civil service reform intitatives and to promote continuous learning culture in the civil service through the provision of suitable training programmes.