Rural vocational training proves successful

09:50 | 19/01/2016 Economy- Society

(VEN) - In reviewing the 2010-2015 implementation of the Rural Vocational Training Project (Project 1956), Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Huynh Van Ty said, “The project has helped rural workers improve their vocational skills and find jobs more easily, contributing significantly to the implementation of the New Rural Development National Target Program especially in terms of the restructuring of agricultural production.”

Rural vocational training proves successful

Some 78.7 percent of trainees have found better jobs or successfully increased their production value and incomes

According to the Decision 1956/QD-TTg Central Steering Committee, during the 2010-2015 implementation of the project, more than 4.1 million rural workers were trained, meeting 74.1 percent of the  target, including 2.7 million workers trained under Project 1956, meeting 91.5 percent of the plan. Nearly 200,000 rural workers were trained in agricultural vocations while about 250,000 others were trained in non-agricultural vocations annually.

Some 78.7 percent of trainees have found better jobs or successfully increased their production value and incomes, an 8.7 percent increase beyond the target. By a rough reckoning, 59,000 poor households have participated in vocational training, with 25 percent of the trained escaping poverty and 4.5 percent of the trained becoming well-off.

According to experts, the 2010-2015 implementation of Project 1956 has yielded in positive results thanks to effective promotion of local advantages and production and socioeconomic development. However, some agricultural and non-agricultural vocations are inapplicable and should be revised.

During the 2016-2020 period, the project aims to train 5.5 million rural workers, including 3.2 million less than three-month trainees. That means that about 1.1 million rural workers, including 640,000 less than three-month attendants, will be trained annually. About 80 percent of the trained will find better jobs or be able to increase their production value and incomes.

To achieve these targets, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and municipal and provincial people’s committees will coordinate to provide training on business and market demands and based on sectoral labor restructuring requirements for the 2016-2020 period, with a view to moving to sustainable poverty reduction.

The Rural Vocational Training Project which was approved at Prime Ministerial Decision 1956/QD-TTg dated November 27, 2009, is scheduled to be implemented over 10 years from 2010 to 2020, with the goal to provide vocational training for about 10.6 million rural workers, including 1.1 million commune-level staff.

 

Thanh Tam


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