The sub-committee of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has focused on preparing a joint plan to train individuals with the aim of providing quality employees to meet the foreign job market.
The matter was discussed by the COPA sub-committee appointed to review the training programme prepared by the inter-ministerial committee regarding the referral of quality and skilled migrant workers for foreign jobs.
The sub-committee convened in Parliament recently (19), under the patronage of MP Sudarshini Fernandopulle.
Officials representing the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor and Foreign Employment, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the talks.
Attention was directed to the progress of the recommendation previously made by the committee to prepare a joint plan together with all ministries in order to train quality workers for the purpose of the foreign job market.
Accordingly, the officials present said training and campaigns have already commenced in this regard from rural level.
A discussion over the need for the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Sri Lanka to be implemented in parallel with other countries was also discussed.
Attention was also paid to strict monitoring of the licenses of foreign employment agencies registered under the Foreign Employment Bureau.
The committee also discussed the discipline of skilled workers who seek to travel overseas.
MP Fernandopulle meanwhile said the support of Parliament will be provided through the intervention of the committee for the programme.