Cao Thi Gai, deputy head of Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City said that the District needs to step up efforts to meet the education criteria required as part of 19 key criteria in the new rural development program.
|Laborers at a Tien Dat Vocational Training Center in Nhuan Duc Commune , Cu Chi District (Photo: Sai Gon Giai Phong)|
Much improvement is already visible in the lives of residents in Thai My and Tan Thong Hoi Communes in Cu Chi District, within two years since implementation of a model pilot program for the development of new rural areas.
Ms. Gai said that since implementation of the program, Tan Thong Hoi had developed 10 schools with 6,654 students of all grade levels. Two schools already met with national standards in providing quality facilities amongst educational institutes.
Six schools, namely the Tan Tien, Tan Thong secondary schools, Tan Tien high school and Tan Thong Hoi 1, 3, 4, preschools have been repaired and upgraded. Three schools in Thai My Commune now meet with national standards, with majority of the students having passed the final examination.
The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has conducted a survey in communes to study demands of vocational training programs, suitable for practical everyday needs.
Through the survey, authorities realized that young groups of people account for 38 percent, but immigrant laborers are also increasing year by year. These also have to be addressed and their needs considered.
At present, the District has organized many vocational training courses such as veterinary training, motorbike repair workshops and sewing classes. Authorities are also offering training courses for workers in companies to improve their soft skills.