Can Tho targets to provide agricultural training for 1,400 rural people hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) - The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho plans to provide training in agriculture for at least 1,400 people in rural areas this year, focusing mostly on crop cultivation and animal husbandry.

Of the figure, 25 percent will be reserved for people covered by the Government’s preferential policies for contributions to the country’s revolution, those with disabilities, poor people, and women who lost their jobs, according to the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

After completing the training, the trainees will have adequate knowledge and skills to do agricultural work effectively with at least 85 percent of them getting jobs.

Speaking at a recent meeting, Nguyen Ngoc He, Director of the department, said the city is changing its agricultural vocational training strategy from basing it on the capacity of training schools to demand from workers and the market.

The department and the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will revamp training to improve quality and effectiveness this year, he said.

They will create favourable conditions for rural workers to learn vocational skills appropriate for their education level, economic situation and requirement, he added.

This year they have instructed vocational schools to provide counselling on agricultural training to secondary and high school students and advocate through the media and social organisations to improve workers’ awareness. 

They have also urged them to diversify their training methods, including providing courses for workers based on agricultural companies’ needs and organising training courses at companies and craft villages so that trainees can both learn and work at the same time.

Last year the city provided training in agriculture for more than 1,000 rural people, 3 percent more than it had targeted.

Of them, more than 85 percent got jobs. Especially, around 30 percent of the trainees joined hands to set up agricultural groups, teams and co-operatives to improve their incomes and create jobs for more people.  - VNA