- Published on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:48
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The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau has commenced training programs for migrant workers to the Middle East countries. However, due to several reasons and lack of sufficient facilities, the programme is currently limited to workers going to Saudi Arabia.
By next year the programme will be extended to cover all Middle East countries.
The Bureau has taken about five years to develop the training programme. The Bureau has 25 training centers across the country and the training programme consists of a vocational training module which teaches workers how to perform tasks such as housekeeping, laundry work and home gardening; a foreign language module and a common competency module that discusses pre-departure preparation, work attitudes and financial management.
The Deputy General Manager of the Foreign Employment Bureau Mangala Randeniya said that this module will also cover possible obstacles in and out of the workplace, and how to overcome them. (niz)