During the closing ceremony of the 16th National Skills Competition held here in the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Dr. Rabiei, the Minister, said: “Professional competence is a must for every society, and the Government of Wisdom and Hope and the President are well aware of the importance of promoting skills development and the prospects for Iranians are so bright in this respect.”
“The Supreme Council of Employment is to create conditions enabling university students in the first semester to foresee their future jobs; maybe a prediction in details is unrealistic, but the procedure enables individuals to gather what they need for a decent occupation,” said Dr. Rabiei.
Addressing skilled and educated audience, the Minister added: “Parts of our strategies in the Technical and Vocational Training Organization is to promote teaching skills to indigenous people in the regions where growth and development plans are being implemented. Indeed, ensuring employment of local manpower is a key task of TVTO.”
“One of the problems of our society is the illusionary culture of families about sending their offspring to university no matter how, even at the cost of selling their basic assets. We need to understand the importance of professional qualifications. There have been nations engaging in world wars; they lost everything, but they revived to be among the top economies of the world thank to their skilled and technical workforce. So, skilled forces are about to evolve their societies,” said Dr. Rabiei.
Minister Rabiei underscored the need to reduce the unemployment rate to a single digit through 8% economic growth and 30% productivity, a major part of which could be realized by manpower. He reiterated: “Establishment of national skill associations can help fostering culture and models for right people in the right jobs in order to help society to move forward in the path of skills development.”