Shortcomings in rural vocational training system

Vocational training for rural laborers has made many achievements but has also displayed many shortcomings.

Around 1.3 million laborers in rural districts have been provided vocational training, said Dao Trong Do, Deputy Director of Regular Vocational Training Department under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. Due to this training, 79 percent of rural laborers have found new jobs and have higher income.

However, Do pointed out that many shortcomings still exist in the vocational training system for rural laborers. Several vocational training centers do not have full-time vocational teachers. Less than 70 percent of trained laborers in the northern provinces of Ninh Binh, Yen Bai, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong delta provinces of Ca Mau and Ben Tre have been employed so far.

The northern province of Cao Bang encouraged 35 people in a commune to learn motorcycle repair work while the commune has only 100 motorbikes.

In addition, computer learners are offered only a three month training course. Trainees cannot use the computer proficiently in such a short time.

By Duong Loan - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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