Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan chaired an online conference with leaders from 63 provinces, cities, centrally-run ministries and sectors on August 10 to discuss a future planning for human resource development in the 2011-2015 period.
The scheme is part of the national strategy for human resource development through 2020 and lays a foundation for various ministries, sectors and localities to develop human resources in the next five years, the Saigon Giai Phong newspaper reported Wednesday.
All localities will have to complete the building of their human resource development plans in October and submit them to the central agency in November, Nhan asked, adding that the national human resource development plan will be tabled to the Prime Minister for approval in December.
Young labor force and golden population are considered an important condition for Vietnam to successfully draw up socio-economic development plans in the following years, international experts said.
However, low productivity, poor physical strength and a lack of discipline, cooperative spirit and professional workmanship have slowed down the national economic development, they admitted.
Currently, the country has 47 million people of working age. It aims to raise its trained manpower rate to 30% in 2010 from 28% in 2009.
Annually, vocational training schools train more than 1.5 million workers. The number, however, has not met the social demand.
(Saigon Giai Phong, Dat Vietnam)