Improving vocational training for rural labor

Thursday, 17/09/2020, 22:42 [GMT+7]

Improving vocational training for rural labor

Vocational training for rural labor has been given much concern by local departments and authorities, resulting in trained labor rising up to 60% over the past 10 years. With skills they learn, rural trainees has got stable work and raised income. The vocational training is going to focus on careers for agricultural development in the coming time.
 
Vocational training for hundreds of rural labor  
 
Based on the Prime Minister’s project issued in 2009 on vocational training for rural laborers till 2020, Khanh Hoa Province has built a project on vocational training for rural laborers till 2020 in the province with the target of increasing trained labor from 35% in 2010 to 47.5% in 2015 and 60% in 2020. A framework of suitable careers is needed for the training and specifically, after several surveys, the province has defined the vocational training demand for 62 agricultural careers and 47 others in non-agricultural sectors at preliminary and regular training. The list is updated and evaluated yearly, based on the necessity and conformity, meeting the target of trained labor getting employed, linking with economic and labor structure transfer in rural areas and increasing income. The careers are linked with agricultural restructuring. Vocational training is linked with production zone planning and models of agricultural promotion and new rural construction. 
 

 

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Vocational training for rural labor at Dien Khanh Vocational School.
 
 
According to Khanh Hoa People’s Committee, training and certification of captains, chief engineers, crew and fishing vessel mechanics are the most remarkable in the vocational program. More than 4,000 workers in these fields have been trained for over 10 years and all have got employed after apprenticeship and earned stable income. Their life has thus improved. More importantly, vocationally trained fishermen have raised their sense of community and cooperation in fishing; improved labor productivity, rescue skills when at sea; as well as compliance with fishing regulations, etc.
 
94,450 rural workers in Khanh Hoa Province were vocationally trained in the period 2010 - 2015. Of the sum, 17,477 people got training assistance worth more than VND27.6 billion by the State. The rate of employment after training was over 88.1%. In the 2016 - 2019 period, more than 74,000 rural workers received vocational training; more than 13,627 benefited from the State's training support worth more than VND22 billion; and 94% were employed after training. More than 20,000 rural workers, including nearly 10% getting training funding supported by the State, are expected get vocational training by 2020.
 
Focusing on fields serving high-tech agricultural development
 
Vocational training for rural workers in recent years has proved efficient, helping raise awareness and improve work for rural workers. The vocational training form and content have changed from teaching to providing support and guidance, creating a positive change in laborers’ economic thinking.
 
Many models of scientific and technological application in safe high-tech agricultural production have been built, piloted, transferred and expanded. Specifically, techniques of growing garlic on coastal sandy land; raising durian productivity and quality; developing green skin pomelo meeting VietGAP standards; growing bitter melons on inefficient rice-growing land; combining the culture of giant tiger prawn and green crabs; raising Tran Chau grouper in cages; planting asparagus trees; semi-intensive farming of giant tiger prawn, ensuring food safety, etc.
 
The training strategies have been encouraged by the province in the coming period, looking to building effective economic models associated with vocational training to facilitate rural workers to master the models; giving agricultural training priority to members of cooperatives and farms; focusing training on fields for the development of high-tech agricultural production and processing; linking production based on value chains, safety certification; farm management, business, cooperative and services for agricultural production and business to increase productivity, product quality, create jobs and raise income for workers in rural areas.
 
Hong Dang
Translated by N.T