Officials in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, launched a series of housekeeping skills training courses for female farmers at a science park in the city on August 23, to promote rural vitalization.
The courses were also set up to implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and promote and enhance local women's competence, according to a spokesperson.
The activity is co-organized by Quanzhou Women's Federation (QWF), Quanzhou Agriculture Bureau (QAB), Nan'an Women's Federation (NWF), Nan'an Agriculture Bureau (NAB) and Minkang Housekeeping Service Skill Training Center.
Over 60 impoverished women from some 17 rural and urban residential areas are set to attend the class.
Yang Wenzhong, member of the Party group of QWF, delivered a speech at the ceremony, and said he hopes that trainees can seize the opportunity to improve their capacity and dedicate themselves to the housekeeping industry.
He also urged women's federations at all levels in Quanzhou to take family service industry as an important carrier for their reform, encourage more women to participate in rural vitalization, entrepreneurship and innovation, and poverty alleviation campaign and help females to master professional skills so they can better find jobs.
State-level lecturer Gong Jing and fellow speaker Wang Hongyu, who were employed by the training center, taught the lessons.
The five-day course adopted the methods of theoretical lecturing, simulations, trainee exchange, and practical operations, according to a spokesperson.
(Source: Fujian Women's Federation / Translated and edited by Women of China)
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