09:34 | 10/03/2016 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Vocational training for rural laborers is one of important criteria in the new rural area construction program. Therefore, Lao Cai Province’s Bao Thang District has paid special attention to vocational training, contributing to enhancing cultural standards and increasing the incomes of local people.
Bao Thang District has paid special attention to vocational training
Bao Thang District has organized many vocational training courses in recent years, creating new jobs for thousands of local laborers. During the 2010-2015 period, the district introduced jobs to 12,862 laborers and promoted links with the Tang Loong Industrial Zone’s plants to create new jobs for more than 500 laborers. The rate of trained laborers increased from 26 percent in 2010 to 55.7 percent in 2015.
According to a survey in terms of apprenticeship demand in all 15 communes and towns, the district has organized seven vocational training classes in Xuan Quang, Xuan Giao, Thai Nien and Tri Quang communes for 229 rural laborers and has created new jobs for 1,925 workers. In addition, the district has approved 40 projects to borrow capital from the national fund in order to support job seeking for local laborers.
Almost all trained laborers have found jobs in businesses and production facilities. Regarding rural laborers, after participating in vocational training courses, they have known about the application of scientific and technological achievements into production, contributing to bringing greater economic efficiency. In addition, the district has expanded many models to create new jobs for rural laborers.
Vocational training has contributed to enhancing knowledge for rural laborers and effectively implementing new rural area construction program criteria. The district people’s committee has directed organizations to create favorable conditions for poor households in accessing capital in order to expand production. Around VND418.4 billion was disbursed for 20,750 poor households and policy beneficiaries. Thanks to support, many households have escaped from poverty, contributing to reducing the poverty rate from 42.18 percent in 2010 to 10.97 percent in 2014.
However vocational training for rural laborers has faced many difficulties. Statistics and reports in terms of real labor market demand have remained slow, while disseminating state information and policies in terms of labor exports has remained infrequent.
To overcome these limitations and promote the effectiveness of vocational training for rural laborers, Bao Thang District will accelerate the implementation of necessary solutions in the coming time including improving community awareness in terms of vocational training and strengthening vocational advice.