Caàn Thô to train 1,400 farm­ers

Viet Nam News - - NATIONAL -

CAÀN THÔ — The Mekong Delta city of Caàn Thô plans to pro­vide train­ing in agri­cul­ture for at least 1,400 peo­ple in ru­ral ar­eas this year, fo­cus­ing mostly on crop cul­ti­va­tion and an­i­mal hus­bandry.

Of the fig­ure, 25 per cent will be re­served for peo­ple cov­ered by the Gov­ern­ment’s pref­er­en­tial poli­cies for con­tri­bu­tions to the coun­try’s rev­o­lu­tion, those with dis­abil­i­ties, poor peo­ple, and women who lost their jobs, ac­cord­ing to the city’s Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment.

After com­plet­ing the train­ing, the trainees will have ad­e­quate knowl­edge and skills to do agri­cul­tural work ef­fec­tively with at least 85 per cent of them get­ting jobs.

Speak­ing at a re­cent meet­ing, Nguyeãn Ngoïc Heä, Di­rec­tor of the depart­ment, said the city was chang­ing its agri­cul­tural vo­ca­tional train­ing strat­egy from bas­ing it on the ca­pac­ity of train­ing schools to de­mand from work­ers and the mar­ket. The depart­ment and the Depart­ment of Labour, In­valids and So­cial Af­fairs would re­vamp train­ing to im­prove qual­ity and ef­fec­tive­ness this year, he said.

They would cre­ate favourable con­di­tions for ru­ral work­ers to learn vo­ca­tional skills ap­pro­pri­ate for their ed­u­ca­tion level, eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion and re­quire­ment, he added.

This year they have in­structed vo­ca­tional schools to pro­vide coun­selling on agri­cul­tural train­ing to sec­ondary and high school stu­dents and ad­vo­cate through the me­dia and so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions to im­prove work­ers’ aware­ness.

They have also urged them to di­ver­sify their train­ing meth­ods, in­clud­ing pro­vid­ing cour­ses for work­ers based on agri­cul­tural com­pa­nies’ needs and or­gan­is­ing train­ing cour­ses at com­pa­nies and craft vil­lages so that trainees can both learn and work at the same time.

Last year, the city pro­vided train­ing in agri­cul­ture for more than 1,000 ru­ral peo­ple with more than 85 per cent cur­rently be­ing em­ployed. Around 30 per cent of the trainees helped set up agri­cul­tural groups or co-op­er­a­tives to im­prove their in­comes and gen­er­ate jobs for more peo­ple. — VNS

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