The Vietnamese Government has set a target to raise the rate of trained workers from 26 percent in 2010 to 55 percent in 2015 and 70 percent by 2020.
This information was released at a meeting in Hanoi on June 5 held by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.
Every year, a million new people need jobs, but growing industries cannot employ all of them because there is a shortage of trained and skilled workers, said Bui Van Ga, MoET Deputy Minister.
Therefore, the MoET will join the Youth Union and other ministries and sectors to help train highly-skilled human resources to meet social and business demands.
According to the plan, 40 percent of workers will have received vocational training by 2015 and 55 percent by 2020.
The Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, Nguyen Thi Ha, said her organization will act as a link to help students learn about future job orientations.
The Youth Union will support outstanding students graduating from vocational schools in finding jobs./.