The Guiyang team scooped up 15 gold medals, 21 silver medals, 17 bronze medals and 56 excellence prizes at the Guizhou First Vocational Skills Competition, with a total team score of 397 points. That effort ranked it first among the nine cities and prefectures in the province.
The outstanding achievement was widely attributed to Guiyang's accelerated attraction of high-quality labor and technical and skilled talent in recent years. The city has also developed its efficient vocational education and extended reforms of its evaluation system for skilled talent.
Guiyang has developed its skilled labor force through a series of measures – such as carrying out standardized training for rural young and middle-aged people, training impoverished laborers and implementing a three-year action plan for training farmers.
Data provided by the Guiyang bureau of human resources and social security shows that by the end of 2021, the total number of talent in the city was 1.18 million. Of that, 317,100 were professional and technical people, 481,200 were skilled personnel and 52,600 were practical workers in rural areas.
Since 2021, Guiyang has trained 104,200 urban and rural people. To date, the city has built nine national and 10 provincial high-skilled talent training centers and 17 national and 35 master's studios offering training at the provincial level.
Moving forwards, plans are for Guiyang to continue to improve its vocational skills training infrastructure and construct a raft of vocational skills training centers.