Raising Quality of Human Resources

9:08:02 AM | 8/9/2022

Can Tho City has introduced many policies on vocational training, human resource development, especially high-quality personnel, in recent years. This is also considered one of three strategic breakthrough stages to boost local development in the coming time.

Currently, Can Tho City is home to 72 vocational education facilities, including 14 colleges, eight intermediate schools, 21 vocational education centers and 29 other vocational training establishments. Human resource training and development has made much progress to meet the increasing demand of the labor market and facilitate structural transformation and local socioeconomic development.

The structure of training professions closely follows the city’s development orientations. Vocational education facilities have initially actively signed cooperation agreements with businesses for better worker training.

Ms. Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Director of the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Can Tho City, said the Resolution of the 14th City Party Congress (2020-2025 term) defines improving the quality of human resources as one of the three strategic breakthrough stages.

In 2020 - 2025, Can Tho will raise the rate of trained workers to 80 - 85%; provide jobs for at least 80% of graduates, create 252,500 jobs and keep the unemployment rate to less than 4%. In 2026 - 2030, the rate of trained workers will be raised to 85 - 90%; at least 85% of vocational trainees will have jobs after being graduated. The city will generate 277,000 jobs in this period while keeping the unemployment rate below 4%.

In addition to improving the quality of vocational education, the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Can Tho City has promoted support for workers and ensured social security. In 2021, the city created over 46,500 jobs, equal to 92% of the yearly plan.

To accomplish these goals, in the coming time, the department will continue to mobilize resources to modernize facilities and equipment for better worker training; and focus on training professions that enterprises, the economy and society need, for example, building material production, mechanical engineering, processing, electricity, construction, agricultural production and processing, seafood and tourism services.

Besides, the department will align vocational education with market demands and enterprises’ needs and strengthen cooperation agreements on vocational training and job creation between schools and enterprises.

“2022 is an important year of the 5-year plan (2021-2025) and the first year to implement the Resolution on piloting several specific mechanisms and policies for Can Tho City that the National Assembly adopted. The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs aims to develop a flexible labor market, closely connect supply and demand, effectively use human resources, and increase the share of trained workers to support socio-economic development and make Can Tho an economic center of the Mekong Delta,” she affirmed.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum