New Gateway to working in Japan The Construction Field Skills Test for the Specified Skilled Workers has commenced


On 1st December, Ambassador Mizukoshi attended the Joint Press Briefing with Hon. Manusha Nanayakkara, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment and Mr. A. A. M. Hilme, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment to announce that a new skills test in the field of construction has been newly introduced today in Sri Lanka for working in Japan as specified skilled workers (SSW). Together with the skills tests in Nursing Care, Food Service and Agriculture, which have already been in place since last year, skills tests in four fields will be available in Sri Lanka.

In his remarks, Ambassador Mizukoshi expressed his sincere hope that as many talented Sri Lankans as possible will take this new opportunity to work in Japan, contributing not only to the development of Japan's construction sector but also to Sri Lanka's foreign currency acquisition. He welcomed the rapid expansion of enthusiasm for learning Japanese, triggered by the beginning of the test for SSW in Sri Lanka last year and explained measures to support Japanese language education in Sri Lanka. He also reiterated the Government of Japan's strong commitment to provide continuous support for the people of Sri Lanka and to further deepen our long-standing friendship with Sri Lanka.

For more information on its registration, please visit the following website of Prometric, which conducts the tests for SSW.