The government aims to impart free training in as many as 19 different skills to youths in a bid to produce skilled human resources that would cater to the domestic and foreign markets.
The Foreign Employment Board under the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security has offered such training to the unskilled young men and women who are likely to join the domestic labor market or migrate to various labor destination countries to earn their livelihood in the future.
According to Mr. Rajan Prasad Shrestha, Executive Director of the board, skill training for the youths of Kathmandu valley is very necessary. “We are issuing a public notice for training on Thursday. Anyone can apply to receive the training. However, priority will be given to candidates from marginalized groups, returnee migrant workers and their family members.”- said, Mr. Shrestha
Candidates will not have to pay any fee for attending the training courses. The courses will impart basic training in the candidate’s chosen skill for one month. In the first phase, Balaju School of Engineering and Technology affiliated with the Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (CTEVT), will conduct the skill training.
Mr. Shrestha added-“The government does not promote foreign employment. But if one wishes to voluntarily take up foreign employment for better opportunities, such training would ensure a safer working environment and self-respect.”
The government reports have shown that a majority of Nepali people migrating abroad for employment are unskilled workers who are forced to take up menial and low-paying jobs, especially in the Gulf countries and Malaysia.
“After completing the course, candidates can themselves decide whether they want to go abroad for work or work inside the country, which is also facing a shortage of skilled workers,”- said Mr. Shrestha.
Source: The Kathmandu Post