Vocational training, key to rural development

14:46 | 02/11/2015 Society

(VEN) - Hanoi has strengthened vocational training of rural workers, adopting a variety of training forms including training on the spot and on demands, with a focus on work skills.

Vocational training, key to rural development

According to the Hanoi the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, in the 2010-2014 period, the city launched 3,246 training courses for 110,128 rural people on ornamental tree farming, breeding, safe vegetable and high-quality rice farming, industrial sewing, cooking, bamboo weaving and lacquer ware making. As many as 88,102 trainees have been employed, accounting for 80 percent of the total trained. Last year alone, local districts hosted 841 training courses for 28,976 rural workers, meeting 153 percent of the annual plan, including 14,321 trained in non-agricultural occupations, with Chuong My, Thuong Tin, Gia Lam, Thanh Oai, Phuc Tho, Phu Xuyen and Dan Phuong being praised for their effective vocational training implementation.

Effective vocational training has helped boost socioeconomic development in Hanoi’s rural areas via improving rural workers’ skills and incomes.

For example, Thuy Huong Commune in Chuong My District decided to ask the North Vietnam College of Agriculture and Rural Development to provide vocational training for 165 local rural workers, mainly in high-quality flower cultivation in 2010. Since 2011, the trainees have vastly improved their lives, with some of them earning up to VND1 billion per year. Last year, the district continued to provide vocational training for 1,000 people and many of them found suitable jobs after the course.

Phu Xuyen District also gave an example of new rural area construction in the city as it has provided vocational training for thousands of local workers in making mother-of-pearl lacquer ware and garments.

This year, the city has scheduled to provide short-term vocational training for 21,173 rural workers, including 20,833 trained at vocational training facilities in local districts, 11,008 of which will be trained in non-agricultural occupations.

The Hanoi the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has also piloted contracts with vocational training facilities on non-agricultural vocational training of 340 rural workers.

To further improve local vocational training effectiveness, the city will in the coming time continue strengthening vocational training inspection, raising local people’s awareness of vocational training, providing vocational training on demands, especially key vocations, replicating effective vocational training models and building vocational training management capacity for related staff, according to the Hanoi the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.


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