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COPA sub-committee focuses on training to provide qualified workers overseas

The sub-committee of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) focused on the preparation of a joint plan to train workers with the aim of providing quality workers for the foreign job market.

This was discussed by the COPA sub-committee to review the training programme prepared by the inter-ministerial committee regarding the referral of quality and skilled migrant workers for foreign jobs, which met in Parliament recently (19), under the chairmanship of the Member of Parliament Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle.

Officials representing the Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry, Education Ministry, Labour and Foreign Employment Ministry, Health Ministry and Foreign Ministry participated in this committee meeting.

Attention was focused on the progress of the recommendation, previously made by this committee, to prepare a joint plan by the combination of all the ministries present to train quality workers for the purpose of the foreign job market.

Accordingly, the officials who were present commented on the preparation of training programmes by the Labour and Foreign Employment Ministry aimed at the foreign market. The officers present pointed out that training and campaigns have already started in this regard at the rural level.

Also, there was a discussion about the need for the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Sri Lanka to be implemented in line with other countries.

Also, attention was paid to strict monitoring of the licences of foreign employment agencies registered under the Foreign Employment Bureau. The committee also discussed the discipline of skilled workers who wish to go abroad. Sudarshini Fernandopulle mentioned that the support of the Parliament will be provided through the intervention of this committee regarding the training of workers seeking employment abroad. Therefore, she also pointed out the need to speed up the necessary work in this regard.


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