Mekong Delta strives to improve vocational education

11:44 | 14/10/2015 Society

Some 300,000 people are expected to receive vocational training across the Mekong Delta region from 2016–2020 under a goal set by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Mekong Delta strives to improve vocational education

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

During the period, at least two vocational facilities and three standard boarding schools will be built in the region to teach ethnic minority students necessary job skills.

Practical communication campaigns, educational connectivity and provincial action plans will play a prominent role in meeting the ministry’s targets.

Each locality should devise their programme so that at least 30 percent of local students graduating from secondary schools will pursue vocational education. The students will be guided to develop career goals in line with market demand.

The State-run vocational establishments will be put under tight management with a focus on quality, while private inpiduals and organisations are encouraged to set up new facilities.

The Mekong Delta is home to 176 vocational centres, almost 80 percent of which are publicly run. More than 1.2 million workers have been trained so far.

In 2015, the rate of trained labourers in the delta’s workforce was estimated at 35.2 percent, up 11.7 percent from 2010 but well below the national average of 40.6 percent./.

Source: VNA