Sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) has taken steps to commence an academic course on care-giving envisaging a high demand for caregivers in European countries.
The SLFEB has signed an agreement with the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) to initiate a new program following international standards for qualified caregivers.
The course will cover knowledge and practical trainings required to care for the elderly persons.
The OUSL has already set up the course schedules for Caregiver training and it hopes to continue the program in 30 other centers across the country.
The SLFBI says that there is a high demand for the caregiver services in European labor market.
The Bureau hopes that providing employees for European market would bring more revenue to the country compared with the other countries where the majority of Sri Lankans are employed in unskilled labor.