Training skillful workers is utmost importance

Date modify: 01-19-2019
Vocational training must be at the breakthrough of the sector of labour – invalids and social affairs focus in order to meet the demands for high-quality human resources in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said. “Vietnamese labourers must be well-prepared so that they are able to work in more complex industries and earn higher incomes”, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam underlined while attending a Online Conference to launch tasks of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) on January 18.

In particular, training highly skilled workers is an important step as Vietnam moves towards a more open and connected world towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution, he added.

Together with human resources training, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam noted that the sector should work to fulfill missions in 2019 as entrusted by the National Assembly and Government, including reducing the unemployment rate in urban area to under 4%, keeping the percentage of trained labourers at a minimum of 60-62%, and cutting the rate of impoverished households by 1-1.5% (in line with the multi-dimensional poverty measurement method).

He also hailed the robust achievements attained by the sector in 2018, saying that they made significant contributions to completing the NA and Government’s 12 socio-economic criteria set for the year.

Some 2.21 million people received vocational training in 2018, or 100.5% of the estimated figure. Nearly 1.65 million of them went on to obtain jobs within the year, of which over 1.5 million were recruited in domestic firms, and more than 141,000 worked overseas, the highest figure recorded.

Thanks to the sector’s efforts to expand social insurance coverage, some 14.7 million people joined the scheme, accounting for 30.4% of the workforce in the country.

It is estimated that 99% of the families who had rendered their services to the nation had a higher or equal living standard as compared to the average of their residential areas, all social policy beneficiaries received monthly allowance, 83% of people with disablilities received rehabilitation treatment, and 88% of children with special circumstances received support.

Regarding the poverty rate, the average figure in the country was 5.35% by the end of 2018, 1.35% lower than the same period in 2017.

Joining the nation’s efforts to promote administrative reform, the ministry cut 60 out of 107 business conditions, and reduced and simplified 19 out of 31 products that were subject to specialised inspection.

Participants at the event pointed out some limitations of the ministry, including the weak connection between supply and demand, the poor quality of vocational training in some training centres, an unsustainable poverty alleviation programme, and public concern over social insurance frauds that caused social anxiety.


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