Job opportunities for ethnic minority people in Can Tho city

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is implementing a vocational training program for ethnic minority people worth VND 200 billion (USD 8.6 million), including more than VND 90 billion from the local budget.

This year, the city aims to provide vocational training for at least 20 percent of its ethnic minority residents.

The municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has opened courses catering to the demands of businesses and investors.

According to the Department of Ethnic Groups, most vocational training establishments for ethnic minority people focus on household sewing, industrial sewing, knitting, beading and agriculture.

Therefore, the city will diversify training courses in other fields such as information technology and design.

Can Tho is home to 27 ethnic minority groups with 36,133 people, 3.04 percent of the city's total population.

The number of ethnic minority people at labor age stands at 21,907, about 10 percent of them untrained.

Source: People's Army Newspaper