This is a target of the Community-based Training for Economic Empowerment (CB-TREE) project funded by the European Commission (EC), which is being jointly implemented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) between March 2009 and December 2010.
CB-TREE will promote market-oriented economic opportunities and sustainable employment for poor rural residents, thus improving the capacity of the local community and reducing poverty in Ha Tinh province.
Speaking at a project seminar held in Hanoi on April 24, ILO Director in Vietnam Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard, said that knowledge, skill development and training are important for Vietnam to improve its competitiveness in the current global situation.
According to Nguyen Tien Dung, Director of the MoLISA’s Vocational Training Department, vocational training for rural labourers is an urgent issue that deserves the Government’s special attention.
At present, the MoLISA is coordinating with relevant ministries and agencies to map out a vocational training programme for rural labourers by 2020 with the target of training a million farmers each year, he added.