Many Employment Solutions for Workers

3:28:26 PM | 10/3/2022

Identifying vocational training as one of the important tasks to boost socio-economic development and new rural development, Tien Giang province has focused on creating jobs for rural workers towards sustainable poverty reduction goals and developing a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) network to meet increasing social requirements.

Tien Giang College promotes vocational training in association with the needs of local businesses 

Tien Giang province currently has 25 TVET facilities, including three colleges (one centrally run school), three intermediate schools, eight vocational training centers and 11 other facilities (including five run by enterprises). All districts, cities and towns have at least one TVET facility each. TVET institutes train 42 professions and occupations such as health, economics, information technology, mechanics, industrial electricity and electronics. Annually, they enroll 3,000 - 4,000 intermediate and college students and 8,500 elementary trainees. They also provide short-term training (less than 3 months) for enterprises and employees.

In 2016-2020, the Provincial People's Committee and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs invested in expanding the scale and improving the training quality of Tien Giang Medical College, Tien Giang College and three intermediate schools. In 2021-2025, the province will continue to invest in Tien Giang College and approve training expansion projects for two intermediate TVET schools: Go Cong School and Cai Be Professional Technology School, to increase their training capacity from 900 students to 1,500 students.

To create more jobs for local workers, right from the beginning of the year, the province has actively carried out many positive solutions like collecting labor market information regarding job search and recruitment needs of local employers from different sources such as unemployment registration centers, employment announcements by companies, and direct visits to industrial zones to update recruitment needs, newspapers, radio and internet.

Moreover, the province has reviewed and grasped the aspirations of workers who returned from major provinces and cities after the epidemic to counsel and recommend jobs to businesses that are restoring production and having high recruitment demands.

In addition, Tien Giang has organized career days to connect the supply side and the demand side, with a focus on online sessions; promoted counseling, job introduction, communication and vocational training support for unemployed workers; and distributed recruitment leaflets.

In the year to date, the province has organized 15 job days, 10 days more than a year-ago period, engaged by a total of 60 companies seeking to hire over 21,700 employees. The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has also counseled and introduced jobs for over 14,600 workers, fulfilling 73% of the yearly target; advised over 500 laborers wishing to work abroad, up 12.2% over the same period last year.

In particular, the department has actively informed overseas work contracts to local workers on mass media such as radio channels, newspapers, websites, leaflets, banners and billboards in densely populated places.  It has also expanded its selection of reputable companies that send workers to work abroad to recruit local workers.

The agency has coordinated with companies, TVET institutions and local mass organizations to find labor sources, and provide information and support for workers seeking to work abroad.

Duy Binh (Vietnam Business Forum)