BEIJING, (Xinhua) -- China will step up efforts in cultivation of highly skilled talent to boost the country's core competitiveness and optimize employment.
By the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), policy support and cultivation system for highly skilled talent will be optimized, according to a guideline released by the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council.
Meanwhile, skilled talent will account for more than 30 percent of the employed, while highly skilled personnel will account for one-third of the skilled by the end of 2025, the guideline said.
By 2035, the scale of skilled talent will continue to grow while the number and structure of highly skilled talent should meet the requirements of basically realizing socialist modernization, it said.
The guideline called for efforts to optimize the cultivation system and strengthen policy support.
Intensified efforts should also be made to train highly skilled talent that are urgently needed, while giving full play to vocational schools in training them.
The guideline also noted that the employment mechanism and the occupational standard and evaluation system for the talent should also be optimized.