Vocational training is one of important solutions to reduce poverty in the northwestern region. (Source: VNA)

Tuyen Quang (VNA) – Vocational training has been considered one of the important measures to reduce poverty in the northwestern region, heard a conference in Tuyen Quang province.

The network of vocational training establishments in the northwest has expanded in recent years. At the moment, the region has 451 vocational training facilities, including 22 colleges, 32 immediate schools and 202 regular education centres.

From 2010 to 2015, 14 provinces in the region provided vocational training for 573,000 rural labourers and 332,000 ethnic minorities, and 79 percent of them have jobs after training.

The conference agreed on solutions to improve the quality and effectiveness of vocational training. Accordingly, localities need to build action plans for the 2016-2020 period.

Vocational training should be closely associated with market’s demand, new-style rural planning. The work also needs the involvement of the whole society.

The northwest, which includes 14 northern mountainous provinces and western districts of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces, is the least developed region in Vietnam with a poverty rate of 15 percent. It is home to 45 out of 63 poorest districts in the country.-VNA