Training on the bridge

A resurgence in interest

Through the efforts of various industry bodies such as the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, The Maritime Industry Council and the Marine Department there has been a revival in interest in a career at sea, or shore-based services, among Hong Kong’s youth.


Maritime and Aviation Training Fund

The $100 million Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) approved by the Legislative Council in January 2014 came into operation on 1 April 2014. The Fund would be used over a period of five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19 to sustain and enhance existing training schemes and scholarships, as well for launching new initiatives for the maritime and aviation sectors.