Vietnam is expected to provide vocational training for nearly 600,000 rural workers in 2012, with at least 70 percent of them being employed after the training.

The target was set at the national online conference chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan in Hanoi on Jan. 11, to review the two-year implementation of a project on offering vocational training for rural workers and launch tasks for 2012.

The event also set a target of continuing to enhance capacity for vocational establishments and expanding pilot models in localities.

Over the past two years, nearly 800,000 rural workers in 54 cities and provinces have received vocational training and over 70 percent of them have found jobs.

However, the training has yet to be in line with the local socio-economic development plans and businesses’ demand for labourers.

Nhan said that vocational training for rural workers should be combined with socio-economic development plan in each locality and action plan of each socio-political organisation./.