Binh Thuan Province promotes vocational training

10:00 | 27/05/2021 Industry

(VEN) - Promoting vocational training to provide highly skilled labor for rural industrial enterprises is a key target of Binh Thuan Province’s industry promotion. However, its implementation is facing difficulties, especially in the enrollment and expansion of participating sectors.

According to a representative of the Binh Thuan Department of Industry and Trade, large enterprises that need a large number of laborers do not meet the requirements for assistance. Meanwhile, the vocational training program must answer the needs of enterprises, while industry promotion is only an intermediate stage to support funding for labor training for rural industrial establishments.

binh thuan province promotes vocational training
Vocational training is a key focus of the 2021-2025 period

Vocational education centers of local districts and towns also attract a large number of enterprises, because their workers are granted certificates after training. Therefore, vocational training in industry promotion must shift to a more intensive training model to improve its results.

Data from the local Department of Industry and Trade show that from 2013 to 2020, the province's industry promotion program only trained 570 workers, mainly in industrial sewing, civil carpentry and wool sewing, with funding of VND654.51 million.

Meanwhile, the southeastern province’s industry promotion program aims to train and improve skills of 5,000 workers in order to form a contingent of managers, technicians, artisans and skilled craftsmen to meet the needs of industrial production establishments.

Budget shortfall

In addition, the program is aimed to support short-term vocational training courses according to the needs of rural industry establishments, linking theory with practice, to create jobs and improve skills. Vocational training focuses on four types of enterprises: those creating many jobs; those making products for tourism and export; those restoring and developing traditional crafts and those developing new professions.

The total estimated program funding is VND6.82 billion, but the national and local industry promotion budgets only cover 11.41 and 10 percent of the plan, respectively.

Despite many difficulties, the Binh Thuan Department of Industry and Trade still identifies vocational training as one of six key components of its promotion program in the 2021-2025 period due to the high demand for skilled labor by enterprises and rural industrial establishments.

Accordingly, capital will be spent to develop high-quality human resources and improve the capacity of local enterprises. The province will also spend a large proportion of the funding on building technical demonstration models, applying machinery and equipment, in order to help rural industrial establishments develop production and increase the demand for labor.

To achieve this goal, the department will be proactive in proposing mechanisms and policies suitable to actual training and local needs, and balance the annual budget according to the approved provincial industry promotion program.

Bui Viet