14:20 | 23/12/2015 Economy- Society
(VEN) - According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, although vocational training in the Mekong Delta region has strongly developed during the 2011-2015 period, labor demand and vocational training criteria have not met their set targets. The ministry will strive to implement vocational training for around 300,000 workers a year during the next period.
Mekong Delta has paid special attention to vocational training
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs’ statistics show that the Mekong Delta region has 176 vocational training facilities, including 77.8 percent of public units and 22.16 percent of private units. The region has implemented vocational training for more than 1.2 million workers during the 2011-2015 period. The rate of trained workers in the region is expected to reach 35.2 percent this year, an increase of 11.7 percent compared to 2010. However, the difference in the rate of trained workers in provinces has remained large such as An Giang Province with 26 percent, Ben Tre Province with 21 percent, Long An Province with 40 percent, Kien Giang Province with 42.93 percent and Ca Mau Province with 47 percent.
To meet the region’s economic development demands for skilled labors, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has drafted the vocational training development plan for the Mekong Delta region during the 2016-2020 period. According to the plan, the region would implement vocational training for around 300,000 workers a year. To realize the plan, the ministry will coordinate with localities to strengthen propaganda in order to raise community awareness of the role of vocational training in creating jobs, raising incomes and improving the quality of human resources. In addition, the ministry will cooperate with the education and training sector to enhance education in secondary and high schools.
The ministry will also implement vocational training criteria such as renewing training programs following standards, promoting investment in upgrading infrastructure and purchasing equipment and persifying training forms and methods.
The authorities will review, examine and evaluate vocational training facilities under their scrutiny following criteria such as enrollment result, educational efficiency, equipment using performance and team of vocational training staff. In addition, localities need to devise plans and action programs for vocational training associated with socioeconomic development and new rural area construction program criteria.
According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs’ vocational training development plan, the region would have at least two high-quality facilities and three boarding schools.