On June 27, 2006, the opening ceremony of the 'One Million Secondary Vocational Graduates Program'. Mr. Du Qinglin, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Wei Chaoan, Vice Minister of Agriculture, and other leaders from the departments concerned attended the ceremony.
'One Million Secondary Vocational Graduates Program' is financed by Minister of Agriculture and mainly implemented by CABTS and other Agricultural Vocational Education School. This Program will be based on industries and its curriculum development will center the needs of industries in the rural area. Starting from this year, it is planned to use 10 years to train 1 million human resources with applicable skills in rural areas and with secondary vocational education diploma. Among them, there will be 350,000 skilled farmers in crop and animal farming and product processing; 450,000 skilled in farm business management and 200,000 skilled in different disciplines and sciences and technologies of importance to rural areas. During the 11th Five Year Plan, a total number of 500,000 skilled persons will be trained, who are good hands in production, farm business management, skilled workers and rural science and technology workers.