60 receive vocational skills in Maungtaw

Vocational trainees learning welding techniques at vocational training course in Maungtaw. Photo: Yamanya
Vocational trainees learning welding techniques at vocational training course in Maungtaw. Photo: Yamanya

A vocational training conducted by the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Department of the Ministry of Education opened in Maungtaw yesterday.
A total of 60 trainees are attending the 10-day training to receive skills for masonry, welding and mechanic for motorcycles.
“Being a border town, there is a scarcity of jobs in Maungtaw and human resource development should be encouraged in this area,” said Rakhine State Social Affairs Minister Dr. Chan Thar in his opening address at the training.
He continued to say that lack of skillful workers has caused hindrances to construction of houses and in industries, adding that the training is opened to fulfil that needs of the region.
He urged the trainees to receive the vocational skills and to contribute to development of the Rakhine State.
Director-General of the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Department Dr. Aye Myint pledged to improve the quality of the vocational trainings and to invite more number of trainees year by year.
The training is the first of its kind in Maungtaw and it will promote vocational skills of the local people as part of efforts for creating job opportunities. —Myo Thu Hein

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