|Nearly 10,500 rural residents in outlying districts of HCM City will be trained to meet the demand for agricultural workers in the city. — Photo: sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Workers from outlying rural areas of HCM City have been taking agricultural courses at vocational training centres in the city as part of a plan issued in March to meet demand for more skilled workers, according to the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The city’s People’s Committee said the project is expected to train 10,500 rural workers, including 2,556 agricultural trainees and 7,944 non-agricultural trainees.
The rate of employment after training is targeted to be 80 per cent or higher.
The committee, which has given financial support to four public vocational education institutions in new rural districts, said the total cost of vocational training for rural workers would be around VNĐ38 billion (US$ 1.6 million).
Although 78 per cent of rural workers had received training in the past, only 7 per cent had reached an intermediate level, according to the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. — VNS