Military vocational training schools asked to modernize

PANO – Military vocational training schools should renovate basically to be modern ones with multi-level and interdisciplinary training from now till 2020. Moreover, they should consider vocational training for demobilized soldiers and social beneficiaries a key mission to meet the demand on high-quality human resources in society.

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Senior Lieutenant-General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff, Deputy Defence Minister delivered this statement at a conference entitled “Renovating and Developing Vocational Training in the Army in the period of 2012-2020″ held on September 21st in Hanoi.

At present, the army has 5 vocational colleges, 16 schools, 8 vocational training and job introduction centers and 6 universities involving in vocational training for demobilized soldiers and social beneficiaries.

Each college could train between 8,000 and 11,000 trainees per year while each school could enroll between 3,000 to 8,000 trainees per year.

According to Major-General Nguyen Duc Tinh, head of the Department of School, the General Staff, vocational training units have built, developed and improved their training programs with focus on key professions to turn out skilled workers and to design vocational training programs at ASEAN and international levels. In 2011, 119,553 trainees were given vocational training.

Earlier, in 2010, around 30,000 demobilized soldiers took part in short vocational training courses offered by military vocational training units and the number mounted to 34,000 in 2011.

Translated by Mai Huong

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