Ministry of Environment on Monday signed an agreement with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Authority to refine and certify employees involved in the provision of public utility services.
Under the agreement, TVET offers level three and level four courses pertinent to the fields, including plumbing, sewerage system operations and maintenance, water system operations and maintenance, utility laboratory technician, rangers, and refrigeration and air-conditioning.
According to the ministry, the administration aims to maintain the technical standards of employees working nation-wide in the utility sector by providing proper training.
Moreover, the ministry is attempting to train rangers to supervise and manage protected areas, biosphere reserves and national parks. Technicians will be trained in the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning as well.
Environment Ministry will set the standards for the aforementioned courses and hire consultants for each field for the preparation of course material.
When the course outlines are complete, the ministry will start collecting applications from interested parties, from islands housing utility companies.