10:14 | 20/11/2015 Society
(VEN) - Vocational training facilities have been set up in all districts and towns in Phu Yen Province with professional staff that help workers improve skills for better employment.
Phu Yen has spent more than VND31 billion on infrastructure construction at seven local vocational training facilities, printed and handed out more than 35,000 vocational training promotion leaflets, organized more than 40 employment sessions in 20 key communes of new rural area construction, as part of the implementation of the vocational training project for rural workers during the 2011-2015 period.
In the first year of the implementation of the vocational training project for rural workers, Phu Yen piloted a flower-pot making model at continuing education and vocational training centers in Dong Xuan District, and an edible mushroom production model at the Tay Hoa District Vocational Training Center, attracting nearly 100 rural workers.
In the following years, the Phu Yen Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and local people’s committees have coordinated several effective vocational training models including high-quality rice farming and construction technique training in Hoa Quang Nam Commune, Phu Hoa District; rattan and bamboo weaving in La Hai Town, Dong Xuan District and in Hoa Dong Commune, Tay Hoa District; leather footwear and bag production in Hoa Tan Tay Commune, Tay Hoa District; and industrial sewing in Hoa Thinh Commune, Tay Hoa District. These models have attracted more than 5,000 rural workers, with more than 70 percent of which being employed after taking the course with monthly salaries of VND2.2-2.5 million.
To date, the province has provided vocational training to more than 22,461 workers, with 16,840 (75 percent) of which have been employed after taking the course, including 1,824 employed by companies, 662 employed at orders and 14,319 self-employed. Thanks to taking vocational training courses, trainees have been able to find more lucrative jobs and gradually improve their incomes.
However, vocational training activities for rural workers have encountered difficulties. For example, rural workers in remote areas have found it difficult to access vocational training information and centers while some vocational training centers have also coped with difficulties in recruitment for several vocations. Moreover, some of the vocational training targets have been too high to hit.
Phu Yen will in the coming time apply several measures to enhance local vocational training including boosting vocational training propaganda and improving vocational training, according to the Phu Yen Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
This year, Phu Yen aims to train 4,000 rural workers, with 55 percent taking vocational training courses. In the 2016-2020 period, it strives to train 10,000 rural workers in agricultural trades and 15,000 in non-agricultural trades, with about 80 percent of the trained being employed.