Vo­ca­tional schools reach out to re­gion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

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.

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