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Project Aims to Provide Skills Training for Young People

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The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2017-2021 plans to promote skills development for young people in remote areas of Laos with a focus on particular skills needed by the labour market.

Programme officials will conduct research on employees and employers to seek balance from both, after which they will provide skills training to match the needs of businesses.

The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and International Labour Organisation met to discuss the Decent Work Country Programme in Laos 2017-2021 yesterday in Vientiane.

The meeting gave employer groups and businesses the opportunity to comment on and create good relationships with employees, as well as upgrade business development.

The meeting presented the DWCP five year strategic plan to improve skills development in rural areas, promote gender mainstreaming, and support disabled people and vulnerable groups.

During the meeting, LNCCI Vice President Mr. Saman Aneka said Laos’ economic growth had attracted foreign investment in line with government policy. This meant many businesses were joining forces and boosting production to better compete in international markets.

Skills development, labour migration, education and human resource development are important and benefit the country. So businesses should pay more attention to developing local labour skills, in addition to investment, to create more employment to support incomes for Lao people so the nation can graduate from least developed status by 2020, he said.

Mr. Saman said LNCCI business members had provided social welfare for employees as required under Labour Law, while other non-member businesses had not, so the LNCCI needed to encourage them to become members.

The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2017-2021 plans to promote skills development for young people in remote areas of Laos with a focus on particular skills needed by the labour market.

Programme officials will conduct research on employees and employers to seek balance from both, after which they will provide skills training to match the needs of businesses.

The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and International Labour Organisation met to discuss the Decent Work Country Programme in Laos 2017-2021 yesterday in Vientiane.

The meeting gave employer groups and businesses the opportunity to comment on and create good relationships with employees, as well as upgrade business development.

The meeting presented the DWCP five year strategic plan to improve skills development in rural areas, promote gender mainstreaming, and support disabled people and vulnerable groups.

During the meeting, LNCCI Vice President Mr. Saman Aneka said Laos’ economic growth had attracted foreign investment in line with government policy. This meant many businesses were joining forces and boosting production to better compete in international markets.

Skills development, labour migration, education and human resource development are important and benefit the country. So businesses should pay more attention to developing local labour skills, in addition to investment, to create more employment to support incomes for Lao people so the nation can graduate from least developed status by 2020, he said.

Mr. Saman said LNCCI business members had provided social welfare for employees as required under Labour Law, while other non-member businesses had not, so the LNCCI needed to encourage them to become members.

 

Source: Vientiane Times