On Sep.19th, a work conference on cultivating backbone technological talents of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang was held in Urumqi. The conference decided that, the region will spend 5 years in cultivating another 2,000 core ethnic talents. Zhang Chunxian, secretary of CPC Xinjiang Committee attended the conference.
The cultivation work which was implemented since 1992 was jointly organized by former Ministry of Personnel Ministry of Science and Technology and Xinjiang People's Government. According to the program, the selected talents of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang are arranged to work or get special cultivation in relevant departments and educational or scientific institutions or enterprises in inland provinces for several months or two years. The first three phases of cultivation programs have cultivated 2,372 talents to meet the urgent need of Xinjiang, and they have made remarkable results in scientific fields. The 4th phase program will bring up another 2,000 talented people of ethnic minorities from 2011 to 2015. The cultivation fee is increased to 60 million yuan from 40 million yuan aided by central finance.
Yin Weimin, minister of the Human Resources and Social Security ,and Nuer Baikeli, deputy secretary of CPC Xinjiang Committee, chairman of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region respectively delivered speeches at the conference.