Institute set up to train aged-care workers
Caring for the aged, the next industry:
Mihira Wickramarachchi Opticians and Hearing Aids Specialists entered
into an agreement with Dynamic Learning Services of Australia to set up
a technical training institute for the aged-care sector. The tie-up will
also mark the optician's entry into the education sphere where a huge
demand could be seen at present.
"We will train 20 teachers initially to carry out the training in Sri
Lanka and they will be selected after a process that matches the
qualifications for the profession.
The entry-level trainees will be trained for four months. These
trainees will have a job guarantee once they completed the training,"
Dynamic Learning Services, Managing Director, Greg McCullough said.
"Government officials are interested in the tie-up and have extended
their support towards the venture. We will provide employment to these
trained students and there will be openings for them in countries such
as China, Singapore, Canada and Germany," he said.
Sri Lanka could minimize the sending of housemaids to the Middle East
and send the trained aged-care workers to developed countries at higher
wages. This will uplift their standards of living and would also provide
more job opportunities to the Sri Lankans, Wickramarachchi Opticians
Chairman Mihira Wickramarachchi said.
The tie-up will provide a better opportunity to the country to train
people in dealing with old people as it will be the next industry that
to get attention. There is a growing aging population the world over and
there will be a huge demand for the aged-care workers in time to come,