HA NOI — As many as 600,000 rural labourers are targeted to receive vocational training courses this year following an order from Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.
This is part of a vocational training programme for rural workers approved by the Government for the 2010-20 period.
It aims to create a trained workforce in rural areas to meet the requirements of modern agricultural production.
As planned, more than 11 million rural labourers are expected to join the vocational training courses nationwide by 2020.
Currently up to 82 per cent of rural labourers have not received any type of training.
"The programme is tied closely to identifying an economic structure and new growth model that pave the way for development," Nhan said.
According to Nhan, effective vocational training models that have been piloted effectively are being encouraged, as well as new models such as cultivating straw mushrooms and dragon fruit, high-yield rice, exported handicrafts and agricultural mechanics.
It is estimated that around 800,000 rural labourers nationwide have completed vocational training courses since the programme started in 2010.
About 70 per cent of the rural labourers have earned jobs after finishing their courses. — VNS