Viet Nam aims to have nearly 44 million trained labourers by 2020, under the Government's new scheme on human resource development.
HA NOI –
The scheme, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, is estimated to cost VND2.13 trillion (US$10.4 million), making up 12 per cent of the nation's total social investment.
It sets out a roadmap for developing a qualified labour workforce in certain timeframes, aimed at increasing the nation's competitive capacity and helping realise the socio-economic development strategy over the next decade.
Under the scheme, the number of trained labourers is planned to reach 30.5 million (55 per cent of the total workforce) by 2015, and 44 million (70 per cent of the workforce) by 2020, up from 40 per cent last year.
The plan also identifies human resources demands in terms of quality and quantity for various sectors of the economy, including industry, construction, transport, environment, service, agriculture, forestry and fishing.
It also projects specific statistics of labour demands in each economic region, such as the northern midland and mountainous area, the Song Hong (Red River) Delta, the northern and central coastal area, the Central Highlands, and the Mekong River Delta, and so on.
Under the scheme, 158 new universities and colleges will be established by 2015. By 2020, there will be 573 universities and colleges in Viet Nam.
The government's plan expects to increase the number of vocational schools to 540 and vocational centres to 1050 in the next decade. -- VNS