Message from Director
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has been devoted to training for practitioners of the construction industry since its establishment. As one of the major pillars supporting Hong Kong's economic development, the construction industry has been booming in recent years. We have faith that future construction volume will gradually increase.
The CIC has revamped its programmes since 2017. The Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC) was set up to conduct programme validations under the Qualification Framework. The first programme is the Diploma in Construction (Painting & Decoration). Certain enhancements had been made for this programme, such as the strengthening of the whole-person development module, adding a comprehensive application module and a site practice module, provision of versatile learning experience for students, reinforcing construction safety training, and promoting safety awareness of students. Students were required to take part in sports activities and volunteer services to achieve whole person development.
Meanwhile, HKIC has incorporated innovations in our programmes, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, simulators in machinery operation and welding courses, exoskeleton in the bar-bending and fixing course and to assist in moving iron bars, to equip our students with the construction industry’s latest knowhow. These new developments enhance overall productivity and quality in the industry.
Our programme revamp still a long way to go, but all colleagues of the HKIC will do their best to train the construction industry's next generation of leaders.
Ir Dr. Francis Wong
Director of HKIC