|The National Housekeeping Service Training Promotion Action (2019-2020) opens in Qingdao City, East China's Shandong Province. [Women of China]|
A national housekeeping service training promotion action began on October 15-17 in Qingdao City, East China's Shandong Province, and Lixian County, Northwest China's Gansu Province, aiming to further improve the level of housekeeping service training and the high-quality development of the housekeeping service industry.
The action is to implement the document issued by the State Council on promoting the housekeeping service industry, and is expected to help local departments improve the housekeeping service training curriculum and system so as to attract more workers to engage in the industry. In 2018, the business scale of China's housekeeping service sector reached 576 billion yuan (US$81.52 billion), a one-year increase of 27.9 percent. More than 30 million people are engaged in the housekeeping service sector.
The action will ensure that each province has at least one undergraduate university and a number of vocational schools and colleges offering a housekeeping service major. It is also intended to develop more than 100 industry-education integrated housekeeping service enterprises and provide housekeeping training in cities with an urban resident population of more than one million.
Qingdao City, Shandong Province currently has 1,118 housekeeping service enterprises and more than 20,000 workers engaged in the housekeeping service sector. The local government has paid a great deal of attention to the development of the housekeeping service industry, establishing a "housekeeping service supermarket" where 158 housekeeping services, including babysitting, cleaning and nursing, are available. A housekeeping service brand and its APP has been developed, and is playing an active role in improving people's livelihoods, expanding consumption, increasing the employment rate and promoting targeted poverty alleviation.
|The National Housekeeping Service Training Promotion Action (2019 –2020) begins in Lixian County, Northwest China's Gansu Province. [Women of China]|
|Housekeeping service workers learn how to cook at a training school in Northwest China's Gansu Province. [Women of China]|
Lixian County, one of the seriously poverty-stricken counties in Longnan City, Gansu Province, provides housekeeping service training for free to help local people escape poverty. The county has formulated a housekeeping service skills training plan and set professional standards for workers engaged in the industry. A training network has been established, to offer free training sessions to local people. The county has also built its own housekeeping service brands. Many women have shaken off poverty through being engaged in housekeeping service. They have also promoted high-quality local specialties and agricultural products to many families.
|Contestants show nursing skills at a housekeeping service contest in Northwest China's Gansu Province. [Women of China]|
At the launch ceremonies in Qingdao and Lixian, representatives from vocational schools and colleges and housekeeping-service enterprises introduced their experience and practice of housekeeping service training and poverty alleviation work.
Participants at the ceremony also visited the housekeeping-service training schools and demonstration bases in Lixian, learning about their housekeeping-service training and the experience of promoting employment and poverty alleviation.
A meeting to help promote the cooperation between poverty-stricken counties and housekeeping service enterprises was organized during the activity. Some 36 poverty-stricken counties and 23 housekeeping service enterprises established an initial intention of cooperation in labor migration and housekeeping service training at the meeting.
The action was launched by the All-China Women's Federation together with the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and Ministry of Education, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China.
(Women of China)
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