10:18 | 05/11/2015 Vocational Training
(VEN) - According to the Kien Giang Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, over the past five years 60,639 workers have been trained; more than 60,000 trainees have received certificates; 47,650 rural trainees have been employed, including 4,202 directly employed by businesses; 82 percent of workers with less than three months training have been employed; and 429 trainees received training under business start-up strategies.
Last year, 39,993 rural workers were trained, including 10,493 trained under Project 1956, accounting for 160 percent of the annual plan; 30,828 workers were trained for less than three months; 7,830 attended primary vocational training courses; 798 attended secondary vocational training courses; 537 went to vocational training colleges; 55 percent of the total rural workers were trained in agricultural occupations (such as seafood and safe vegetable farming), while the remainder were trained in non- agricultural occupations (such as sales and garment making); and 82.8 percent of those succeeded in finding work in the sector they were trained in.
These positive achievements have resulted from efforts by provincial related authorities and agencies to promote Project 1956. Vocational training activities have been persified including training on demands and contracts.
Vocational training facilities have focused more on training on demands and promoted vocational training cooperation between the government, the vocational training facility and the business, while taking into account local socioeconomic development strategies.
In the provincial vocational training plan for the 2016-2020 period, Kien Giang aims to train 60,000 rural workers in total or 10,000 workers per year. To achieve the aim, it has outlined several key solutions including improving vocational training propaganda and awareness amongst the provincial authorities and population, asking localities to actively select appropriate vocations for training in accordance with local potential in agriculture, industries and services, promoting vocational training based on demand and contracts, with a view to providing sufficient quality labor for local industrial parks and clusters and tourist destinations.
The coastal Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang covers 6,346sq.km, with rural areas accounting for 73 percent of its area. The province has a population of 1,736,915, a majority of which are farmers. The province has implemented Government Decision 1956/QD-TTg on training rural workers until 2020, also known as Project 1956 for five years and recorded positive results.