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Prime Minister asks to start vocational courses suitable for overseas job offers

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Prime Minister asks to start vocational courses suitable for overseas job offers

Monday, January 31, 2022, 11:32 p.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

January 31, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today requested government agencies implementing vocational training courses to launch vocational training courses targeting overseas employment to cover areas where there are vacancies vacant.

The Prime Minister was taking part in a special discussion aimed at providing employment opportunities abroad to more young people.


The meeting paid particular attention to providing professional level overseas employment opportunities as well as guiding school leavers to work overseas as skilled workers.

The discussion focused on converting qualified but uncertified people into skilled workers for overseas employment through short-term training and creating a system that could link the overseas labor market and youth community in the country.

Piyankara Jayaratne, Minister of State for Overseas Employment Promotion and Market Diversification, introduced the countries where there are currently vacancies and job fields.

It was also revealed that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and the Ministry of Skills Development have already launched overseas employment-focused training courses for young people covering certain professional fields.

It was revealed during this discussion that as of the 26th of this month, workers should be directed to 183,198 vacancies in 22 countries including Japan, South Korea, Italy, Romania, Doha, Qatar among vacancies approved by the Bureau of Foreign Employment. of Sri Lanka to approved foreign placement agencies.

Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Namal Rajapaksa, Ministers of State Piyankara Jayaratne, Sita Arambepola, Chairman of the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Bureau, Retired Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, and other heads of institutions were also present for the discussion.