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Mar 19, 2023 / 09:52

Hanoi to train 14,700 workers in less than three months

All apprentices must be at least 15 years of age and have educational and health qualifications appropriate to the trade they are learning.

Hanoi has drawn up a plan to train 14,720 workers in less than three months by 2023, including women, rural workers, people with disabilities, and young people doing their military service.

The plan aims to help raise the proportion of educated workers to 73.2%, of which the share of workers with degrees and certificates will reach at least 52.5%.

Accordingly, the Hanoi People’s Committee will support elementary-level training for eleven groups of workers in 78 occupations in the 2023-2025 period. 

The capital city has also set a target of training more than 21,000 people at the primary level by the end of 2023, of which over 9,000 will be trained in non-agricultural occupations and around 12,000 in agricultural occupations.

Vocational training in lacquer painting at a facility in Hanoi. Photo: Huy Bang

All learners must be at least 15 years old and have the educational and health qualifications appropriate to the profession they are to learn.

In addition, trainees may be workers directly engaged in agricultural production and those whose land has been requisitioned by the state.

Employees of small and medium enterprises with at least six months of continuous employment are also entitled to training.

Amnestied persons or persons who have served their prison sentence and have been reintegrated into society are entitled to vocational training in accordance with the legislation in force.

All people who get professional training will receive a subsidy determined by the municipal People's Committee. If the trainee is eligible for different priority subsidies, he/she will be entitled to the maximum training subsidy.

Vocational training centers providing basic training or courses of less than three months must fully comply with the requirements regarding teaching staff, facilities, and equipment. They must obtain a certificate from a competent authority to register for the training in accordance with the regulations. In particular, priority will be given to enterprises that have experience in vocational training, have good facilities and teaching conditions, or are able to find jobs for workers after training.

Previously, Hanoi has set a target to bring the rate of trained workers to 72.2%, meeting the annual target, according to the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

At present, more than 190,000 people graduated from colleges and intermediate and elementary vocational schools, expected to address the shortage of trained workers.

Hanoi is home to 360 vocational schools, including 69 colleges, 59 vocational secondary schools, 54 job training centers, and 128 other educational establishments.

Recently, the city set a plan to train 230,000 people every year. The proportion of educated workers will reach 75-80%, of which trained workers with degrees and certificates will reach 55-60% by 2025 and over 60% by 2030.

According to the labor market development strategy formulated by the municipal People's Committee, the proportion of workers with information technology skills will reach 80% by 2025 and 90% by 2030.

The strategy aims to lay a solid foundation for developing a stable labor market, effectively mobilizing and utilizing human resources to promote socio-economic growth.

Hanoi also expects to have a modernized labor market information system under the strategy. Its data will be linked to other regions in the country and ASEAN countries, especially to major labor exchanges in Vietnam.

To this end, the city authorities will develop a specific mechanism and implement projects to support job creation for specific groups of workers, such as people with disabilities, ethnic minority workers, and new graduates from universities and vocational training institutions.

Attention will also be paid to training programs to improve the skills of new graduates and existing employees to meet job requirements.