Ho Chi Minh City will implement measures to improve the quality of vocational training and raise the number of trained workers to 72 percent of the city's total employees this year from the rate of 68 percent in 2014, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Vocational training schools will recruit about 401,000 students this year, Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer) newspaper quoted the source as saying.

Last year, vocational training schools recruited more than 443,500 students and provided training for 2,000 poor labourers, 1,090 people with disabilities and 611 ethnic minority youth.-VNA