China to Launch Vocational Training for Workers

May 24, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi

A tutor shows students how to care for a baby during training classes for neonatal nurses in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Xinhua/Ding Genhou]

 

China plans to launch large-scale vocational training for workers in a bid to create a knowledge-based, skill-oriented and innovative workforce.

The country will offer subsidized vocational skills training to more than 50 million people from 2019 to 2021, according to a plan for a vocational skills training initiative released by the General Office of the State Council.

In 2019, about 15 million workers will receive vocational training, it said.

By the end of 2021, the proportion of skilled workers making up the total employment will reach 25 percent, while highly skilled workers will account for over 30 percent, the plan said.

 

(Source: China Daily)

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