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Development of Labour Skills will be Prioritised: Minister

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will focus on making sure that labour skills meet national and international standards, thus meeting labour market demand in the country.

“This year, the ministry will work with relevant government sectors and the private sector to develop labour with the required abilities and skills,” said Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Ms Khambay Khattiya.

“Last year, over 1,150 people were given certificates for standard labour skills,” said Ms Khambay.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare assisted over 94,000 people in accessing employment last year. These included 34,000 female workers.

Meanwhile, another 20,600 people have been granted jobs overseas.

Since 2006, the ministry has focused on improving the development of labour skills, labour skill competence, and labour skills that meet international standards.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has made an ambitious plan to have more than 131,600 people trained at vocational training centres to serve labour markets this year.

Source: Lao News Agency