Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest economic hub, will implement measures to improve the quality of vocational training and raise the number of trained workers to 68 percent this year.

The municipal Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs said that the city’s vocational training has yet to meet the demand of businesses and the labour market.

The city will focus on diversifying the modes of training and developing reliable occupations.

Many facilities have paid attention to vocational training for people with disabilities, soldiers who complete their military service and rural labourers.

Ho Chi Minh City now has 430 vocational training facilities. The number of trained workers in 2013 accounted for 66 percent of the city’s total employees.-VNA