In a move encouraging quality employment, Nepal Ministry of Labor has announced the aspirants for foreign jobs should undergo a three-month-long training before moving abroad for jobs.
The government said that the workers should undergo mandatory skill development training program to get work permits starting from June 01, 2019.
Besides, those applying for foreign work permits should disclose their professional skill certificate under the Foreign Employment Act, 2064, says Bhola Nath Adhikari, Ministry spokesperson.
This decision is coming in the backdrop of skill-related challenges being faced by Nepali youth across foreign destinations.
The concerned department has already begun searching for institutes that provide professional training to foreign job aspirants across the local and provincial levels.
The training will be offered in five key areas such as cook, security guard, waiter, steel fixers, wiring electrician, cleaner, housekeeping, plumbing and scaffolding.
According to the department statistics, around 70 percent of Nepali migrant workforce going abroad are unskilled.