Xinjiang to offer over half million vocational training sessions each year

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/10/16 18:53:40


Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has vowed to offer at least 500,000 vocational and other training sessions to help improve the lives of local residents each year between 2019 and 2021.

By the end of 2021, skilled laborers in the region are to account for 25 percent of the total number of employed workers, of which 30 percent will be highly skilled, according to a regional action plan on improving vocational skills recently released by the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Xinjiang, the Xinjiang Daily reported on Tuesday. 

Vocational training is key to maintaining stable employment and alleviating structural employment conflicts. The plan also calls for large-scale vocational skills training of employees and people from poor families. 

The local government will offer free vocational skills training to children from poor families, high school graduates, unemployed workers, veterans and disabled people.  

The regional government will also improve vocational training available to entrepreneurs who want to start a business, and will establish 10 regional business incubators for startups by 2021, according to the plan.

According to the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Xinjiang, the action plan will also support enterprises that set up vocational training centers, and encourage enterprises to cooperate with vocational colleges to jointly establish teaching and training centers, the Xinjiang Daily reported on Tuesday.  

Global Times

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