At least 23, 651 young people out of 45,822 registered cross the country will attend training at 140 centres belonging to the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (INEFOP).

More than 139 specialties are available in the four levels of the national system of vocational training across the country.

The data were released by National Director of Work and Vocational Training of Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security (MAPTSS), Leonel Bernardo.

The official was addressing the national opening ceremony of the training cycle 2017.

He said that from 2012 to 2016, 330, 524 youths were registered.

Of this number, 236, 890 were enrolled and 194,004 have successfully completed, corresponding to 82 percent of the total enrolled in that period.

Leonel Bernardo said that the sector expects more than 30,000 trainees may complete training in the various specialties at the end of the training cycle of short term training.

The official said that the number of vocational training centers is increasing considerably.

He put at 634 the number of the institutions for the current year in the country, compared to 2016, in which the sector had 633.

Young people attended training in specialities like sewing, massage and cosmetic, hair and barber, domestic employment, cooking, pastry, computer, family education, laundry, table and bar, blacksmithing, mechanics, welding, among others.