Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed state institutions conducting vocational training courses to commence vocational courses targeting foreign employment regarding available job opportunities.
The Prime Minister issued these directives at a discussion held yesterday on providing foreign employment opportunities to youth.
Special attention was directed to providing professional level foreign employment opportunities as well as directing school leavers to work overseas as skilled workers.
The Office of the Prime Minister said the focus should be regarding developing skilled and non-certified persons into suitable employees for foreign employment through short-term training and creating a mechanism that can link the foreign employment market and youth.
The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment informed that as of the 26th of January, 183,198 persons were sent overseas for vacancies in 22 countries, including Japan, South Korea, Italy, Romania, and Qatar.