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Xigaze carries out skill training to promote poverty alleviation
By:China Tibet News
update:January 19,2020
Jan.19, 2020 -- Xigaze City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region vigorously carries out vocational skill training, so as to win the campaign against poverty, and enhance the masses' self-development capacity. Under the various policies benefiting the people of the party and the government, as well as supported by the county's Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security, Gyangze County Xueyu Yangguang Ethnic Traditional Vocational and Technical Training School was established in January 2014.
At present, the school provides various training programs on traditional Tibetan-style mural, chef, carpenter, ethnic handicraft industry, electric welder and others; it is equipped with all kinds of training and teaching facilities, and provides field operation opportunities for the trainees to master all kinds of skills.

Photo shows the students of the school's chef class learning how to toss the wok. [China Tibet News/Tenzin Sydron]
So far, the school has trained 8,796 students, all of whom are registered poor households. After graduation, they are mainly employed in various counties of Xigaze City, Lhasa City and Nagqu City. Among them, 572 students choose to start their own businesses after graduation, and 16 students have assets of millions.

Photo shows productions made by students of the school's ethnic handicraft class. [China Tibet News/Tenzin Sydron]

Lacking skills and difficulties in employment are important reasons of poverty and repoverty, and skill training is an effective way to alleviate poverty. The school makes use of the existing teacher resources and equipment to actively carry out various skills training and provide "one-stop" services for trainees' training assessment and employment channels, which aim at lifting local poor people out of poverty.

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