Duties and responsibilities:
i. General planning, coordination and management of vocational education;
ii. Compilation of secondary vocational education discipline directories and basic teaching requirements;
iii. Establishment of secondary vocational school standards in conjunction with relevant departments;
iv. Provision of guidance for: 1) educational reforms and drafting of teaching materials for secondary vocational education; 2) training programs for secondary vocational school teachers; 3) adult education, including eradication of illiteracy among young people, higher continuing education and distance education.