Central Highlands prioritises training rural labourers hinh anh 1Central Highlands strives for sustainable poverty reduction (Source:VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – The Central Highlands region’s vocational training sector aims to meet the labour market’s demand in both quality and quantity by 2020, contributing to raising productivity and income towards sustainable poverty reduction.

According to Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, the region will provide vocational education for about 680,000 locals, with 10-12 percent of them to be trained at vocational schools and colleges.

It is expected that after vocational training, 80 percent of the rural labourers will have new jobs or maintain their existing jobs with higher income, he said.

Localities in the region will set up action plans on vocational training in the 2016-2020 period and include them in programmes on socio-economic development and new-style rural building, he added.

The rate of trained workers in the region is now 33.5 percent, up 7 percent compared to 2010.

In the 2010-2015 period, the Central Highlands provinces provided vocational training for 213,500 locals, half of them were ethnic minority people.

The region, comprising Dak Lak, Kon Tum, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, and Lam Dong provinces, has a total area of over 54,600 square kilometres and a population of about 5.5 million. Ethnic minorities account for 36 percent of the region’s population.-VNA