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Vocational schools, colleges expect 80 per cent of graduates to find jobs

Update: December, 28/2019 - 07:21


Students work during a practice session at a college in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn

HCM CITY — More than 80 per cent of graduates at most colleges and vocational training schools in HCM City this year have found jobs, according to the city’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Nguyễn Thị Lý, rector of Thủ Đức College of Technology, said her college, to improve quality and recruitment, had hired professional lecturers and worked with partners to build training programmes.

Lê Minh Tấn, head of the Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Department, said that enterprises were impressed with students who had graduated from the healthcare programmes such as nursing and pharmacy at many colleges and vocational schools.

Students taking part in training courses of less than 3 months have also met enterprises’ demands for skills and knowledge, reducing their recruitment needs, Tấn said.

This year, the city’s vocational training and professional education establishments trained and provided more than 247,300 highly qualified workers for the labour market, he said.

The proportion of trained human resources in the city’s four key industrial sectors accounts for 13.56 per cent; 50.31 per cent for one in nine service industries; and 36.13 per cent for eight occupations in which skilled human resources can work in ASEAN-member countries.

Graduates at the following schools have found jobs: Cao Thắng Technical College, Lý Tự Trọng College, HCM City Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Sài Gòn College, Technical Economic College, Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Technical Economics School, and Bình Thạnh Vocational Training School.

The department said it would speed up the establishment of 12 vocational training schools for highly skilled human resources by next year, Tấn said.

The city’s vocational training establishments aim to enroll 461,000 new students and 6,415 people in the city’s rural areas next year. They aim to achieve the goal of having 86 per cent of the city’s workers trained.

This year, the rate was 84.8 per cent among a total workforce of 4.6 million. — VNS

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