Vocational schools reach out to region
Around 3,300 students from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will attend vocational schools in inland cities as part of a program to increase the number of skilled workers in the region. Of the students, 88.5 percent are from rural areas of Xinjiang, according to the student enrollment office. This year, 15,658 students applied for the program, 1,085 more than last year. Beginning in 2011, students from Xinjiang have been able to apply for courses at 33 vocational schools in the central and eastern regions.