[hepr-vn] Labor: Vietnam to Focus on Training Workers for Agro-Forestry, Fisheries Sectors
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Vietnam News Briefs: Agriculture: Vietnam to Focus on Training Workers
for Agro-Forestry, Fisheries Sectors
Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) - Thursday, November 6, 2008
from the VIETNAM NEWS BRIEFS, November 06, 2008 The Ministry of Education
and Training (MoET) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
(MARD) in Hanoi November 5 held a national seminar on human resource
training for the agricultural, forestry and fisheries processing sector.
The seminar attracted 300 representatives from the Research Institute of
Agriculture and Forestry, other academies and schools and Deputy Prime
Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.
According to the General Office of Statistics (GOS), rural areas are now
running short of workers for the agro-forestry and fisheries processing
In order to meet the human resource needs of this sector, Vietnam needs
1,300-1,500 people with a higher education level, 4,000-5,000 people with
junior college and professional intermediate levels and 6,500-7,500
Mr Nhan said that the MoET and the MARD should conduct a survey on the
shortage of human resources for this sector from which an effective
solution can be devised to train more workers at universities, colleges
and vocational training schools.
In addition, such schools should coordinate with businesses and employment
centers to seek jobs for graduates.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said from now
till 2015, Vietnam should focus on training high-quality human resources
for a number of highly-competitive sectors in both home and international
markets such as, rice growing, fruits and vegetables, coffee, rubber,
wood, and meat and seafood processing.
The workforce for such sectors should be trained on a professional and
practical basis so that they can well manage or turn out highly
competitive products on the home and international market, Mr Phat noted.
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