Over 28,000 rural people in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will receive vocational training in 2015, and at least 90 percent of whom will be helped to land jobs.

The information was revealed at a conference on vocational training for people living in rural areas in the city to 2020 by the municipal Steering Committee for Vocational Training project on January 9.

Le Van Tam, Vice Chairman of the municipal People Committee, said nearly 14.5 billion VND (700,000 USD) has been mobilised from local and State budgets to improve farming techniques, create jobs, and generate income for rural people in 2015-2020.

Chau Hong Thai, Deputy Director of Can Tho’s Department of Labor, Invalids and Social said vocational schools should join hands with businesses so as to generate workers needed by the market.

Additionally, the city should intensify labor export market and restore traditional craft villages, Thai added.

In 2014, more than 23,000 rural people received vocational training, and 75 percent of them were recruited.
Can Tho and other 12 provinces form the Mekong Delta region, which covers a total area of around 40,000 square kilometres with a population of 18 million and is a major aquaculture region and the largest rice production hub of Vietnam.

It aims to raise the proportion of the industry and trade sectors to 97.5 percent of its economy by 2019, up 4 percent from 2014, in an effort to become an economic hub of the Mekong Delta by 2020.-VNA