President urges vocational training revolution
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called on officials to fulfil their responsibilities by creating a revolution in the vocational training industry, in order to produce skilled labour to meet the requirements of both local and foreign job markets.
The President during talks last evening with officials said necessary curriculum must be introduced in order to meet the needs of the local and foreign job markets following thorough evaluations.
President Rajapaksa added that a change in attitude must be formed amongst the youth pertaining to the vocational training industry.
The President also discussed the possibility of providing women leaving overseas for domestic employment necessary training facilities, in order to transform the industry into a respectable one.
(Source: News Radio)
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In developed countries, it takes approximately 4 years to become a licensed Plumber, Electrician, Brick Layer, Painter or similar.
In the 4 years, the person undergoing training will complete an internatinally accredited training course and be an apprentice to a Licensed Tradesman for not less than 2 years.
To develop the infrastructure requred to create Tradesman to International Standards, SL should create institutions that provide traing courses that are accredited to International Standards.
SL also requires Tradesman who are licenced to international standards to train apprentices.
IF GOSL commences a program to achieve international standards, it may be successful in producing quality tradesman in 10-15 years.
Even for domestic employees, to achieve training in international standards, it will take not less than 10 years.
How about training for toilet clearness and road sweepers in foreign countries. That want take that long and we got abundance of university graduates demanding for jobs.
That is the point Brother Rangith. Do you think this university students graduated from JVP ragging and with a paper qualification going to take a blue colouur job?
Ranjith, Toilet Cleaning and Road Sweeping are ‘respectable’ professions in the developed countries.
There are strict standards for such works.
Based on intensity of use, public toiletes have to be sanitised every 2, 4 or 6 hours. Cleaners are given 8 minutes to sanitise a cubicle and an independent QA person measures bacterial content with a hand held device following sanitisation prior to the facility being opened.
Many cleaners earn more than Doctors and Engineers.
Keeping toilets sanitised to proper standards reduces a contry’s health expenditure.
In SL, we are not serous in mainating public facilities. A Minister recently visited the Fort railaway Station precinct and discoverd the public toilets being used for clandestine sexual activities.
Mr Amarakoon. The problem here is the attitude. If you ask a expecting mother in UK, USA or Australia what you expect they will say a boy a girl or it does not matter either girl or boy. If you ask a Sri Lanken expecting mother she will say I want a Doctor or a Engineer. So they will push this child to madness and end up in a Sr Lanken mad house called Universities.