10 million migrants to be trained each year
The government plans to train 10 million young migrant workers every year starting this year to facilitate economic restructuring, a senior human resource official said.
“Lack of skills has impeded migrant workers’ ability to become qualified for work in modern industries,” said Yang Zhiming, vice-minister of human resources and social security.
The program will mostly benefit the “new generation of migrant workers”, which refers to those born after the 1980s. About 100 million migrant workers fall into this social group. China had 269 million migrant workers by the end of 2013, according to official figures. (Photo 1)