As many as 5,800 rural labourers in the southern province of Dong Nai will receive vocational training in 2015, said Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Tri.

The province plans to provide vocational training for 23,400 labourers between 2016 and 2020 under an 82 billion VND (4 million USD) project on rural vocational training, he added.

In order to meet the target, the province has bolstered popularisation activities while enhancing the vocational training network competency including teachers, learning aids, curricula and infrastructure.

Agricultural and non-agricultural trade groups are a focus of the programme with three prioritised labourer groups including impoverished households, households living near the poverty line and policy beneficiaries.

According to Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pham Minh Dao, skills offered in training curricula in different areas must be in line with plans for agricultural development and restructuring in the localities.

Since 2011, the province has mobilized over 92.1 billion VND (4.4 million USD) for vocational training programmes and has offered training courses to 38,310 people – 18,997 in agriculture and industry and 19,413 in service sector – or 80 percent of the total trained labourers.-VNA