Ho Chi Minh City authorities have launched a plan worth 35 billion VND (1.54 million USD) to provide vocational training to 12,000 rural workers in 2017. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City authorities have launched a plan worth 35 billion VND (1.54 million USD) to provide vocational training to 12,000 rural workers in 2017.

Courses under three months will be provided to 11,300 rural workers, disabled and poor people. Of which, about 8,000 people will be trained in non-agricultural sectors. Meanwhile, 700 labourers will attend college and vocational schools.

The city aims to have more than 80 percent of trainees employed after trainings. It will support the procurement of equipment for four public vocational training facilities in Binh Chanh, Can Gio, Cu Chi and Hoc Mon districts.

Le Thanh Liem, Vice Standing Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee said the plan aims to enhance vocational training in the city and generate jobs for rural labourers, especially poor and near poor households, disabled and ethnic minority people.

The city will also review rural workers’ demand for vocational training in line with its agriculture restructuring and economic transition, he added.

HCM City has recently focused on sustainable and hi-tech urban agriculture in combination with tourism development, along with the supporting industry.-VNA