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No obligatory labor in Xinjiang education, training centers: white paper

(Xinhua)    10:50, August 16, 2019

BEIJING, Aug. 16 -- Practical training in Xinjiang education and training centers is conducted in classes rather than through employment in factories or enterprises, or obligatory labor, said a white paper released by China's State Council Information Office on Friday.

The white paper, titled Vocational Education and Training in Xinjiang, said vocational skills training programs are provided to trainees to remedy the lack of occupational skills and employment difficulties.

The education and training centers regard vocational skills as an important channel to improve the trainees' employability, it said.

Based on local demand and employment opportunities, the courses they present include garment making, food processing, assembly of electronic products, typesetting and printing, hairdressing and beauty services, e-commerce, auto maintenance and repair, interior design and decoration, livestock breeding, pomiculture, therapeutic massage, household services, handicrafts, flower arrangement, rug weaving, painting, and the performing arts such as music and dance, the white paper said.

Eligible trainees who are willing to learn are offered training in more than one skill to ensure they are employable in the jobs market upon completing their study at the centers. The education and training centers combine course learning with practical training to improve the trainees' operational skills, according to the white paper.

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