December 1: The government has decided to establish National Vocational Training Academy Development Committee to impart needs-based training to produce skilled and competitive human resources for domestic and international markets.
The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLES) decided to form the Academy under the chairmanship of MoLES Secretary Kebal Prasad Bhandari. The Academy shall have 12 Board of Directors. Representatives from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry, Foreign Employment Board, the FNCCI, Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre and other related institutions shall represent the Board of Directors.
According to the MoLES, the Academy would conduct and manage training programmes to produce skilled and competitive human resources as well as entrepreneur with skills in line with the domestic and international market needs.
A notice on the formation of the National Vocational Training Academy Development Committee has also been published in the Nepal Gazatte.
With the publication of the notice, the vocational and skills development academies situated in Bhainsepati, Itahari and Butwal have been brought under the National Vocational Training Academy Development Committee.
Commenting on the formation of the National Vocational Training Academy Development Committee, Minister for Labour Sharat Singh Bhandari said the Academy would fulfill the needs of the labour market by producing skilled human resources.
"There is a huge demand for skilled human resources in the national and international market. Nepali workers have not gotten due wages and security for our failure to produce skilled human resources. The Academy shall work to impart international-level training," said the minister. -- RSS