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Fengxian vocational skill competition attracts 3,520 participants
11.15.2017

    A vocational skill competition recently concluded at Nanqiao Shopping Mall in Fengxian, as a local warm-up for Shanghai winning the bid to hold the 46th World Skill Competition in 2021.

    It attracted 3,520 participants and showcased common skills as well as skills in intangible cultural heritage events.

    Fengxian is now promoting craftsmanship and tries to bring in a large amount of vocational talents in the campaign to develop advanced and high-end manufacturing.

    By the end of September, the district human resources department had trained 4,524 people in 34 enterprises and provided training programs for 1,502 employees.

    A total of 28 million yuan (US$4.2 million) was used to support skill training programs or as training subsidies.

    Regulations on the training market have been tightened. This year, the market has already signed agreements with 20 training institutions and 110 projects. Third-party inspection will follow to guarantee the training quality and proper use of the government subsidies.