15:05 | 25/11/2015 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Over the past five years, Cao Phong District in Hoa Binh Province has provided vocational training for 2,891 rural workers under Project 1956, with a total investment of over VND1.6 billion, with 2,457 trainees being employed, accounting for 84 percent. These results have matched the district’s determined efforts.
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Local vocational training has achieved positive results, encouraging about 70 percent of trainees to participate in craft production, with monthly salaries of VND1.5-3 million.
As many as 160 of 2,457 trainees have been recruited by businesses, while 2,297 others self-employed locally; 567 poor trainees have managed to escape poverty.
Cao Phong has successfully raised local awareness of the strategic rural and agricultural development as well as the role of vocational training in improving the quality of rural labor. In addition, the district has also developed rural training plans that are actually based on real market demand, with focuses on vocational training for poor and ethnic people, people with disabilities, and female workers, training periods, characteristics of production processes and the growth of crops and livestock distinctive to each region.
The district’s Project 1956 Steering Committee has closely monitored the implementation of vocational training for rural workers associated with the New Rural Area Construction program, considering this task as key for the development of human resources meeting local socioeconomic development requirements.
However, vocational training for rural workers in Cao Phong has also faced difficulties in terms of facilities and equipment as the local vocational training center is requiring an overhaul. For example, trainees in agricultural vocations lack practical equipment. Moreover, some rural workers are not fully aware of the benefit from vocational training and have refused to enroll.
The majority of local rural workers are poor and therefore unable to develop production, failing to meet the requirements of sustainable poverty reduction. More than 80 percent of trainees have been employed after taking vocational training courses.
In the coming time, Cao Phong will continue to highlight and replicate effective vocational training models across its towns and communes in accordance with local vocational training conditions and potential.