Access to Skills

Realising the importance of skill training not just for short term goals to help migrant workers find well-paid jobs in their chosen destination countries, but also to meet long term goals of skilled workforce in the country once the migrants return to Nepal, SaMi provides free skill training to prospective migrant workers annually.  

This activity within SaMi is expected to bridge the gap between the rural youth and their access to employment. Since the industries in the destination countries expect migrant workers to come prepared with specialized skills, the vocational training provided takes into consideration overseas job-related skills. It also continues to improve the standard of trainings provided by regular monitoring of the training centres and understanding international market needs.

SaMi provides one-month residential skills training through the following public and private training institutes, affiliated with CTEVT, and based in Kathmandu: Balaju School of Engineering and Technology; Bahu-udeshiya Capital Training Center Private Limited; F-SKILL Private Limited; Nikhil Multi Services Private Limited; Subarna Multiple Training Center Private Limited; and, Susan Polytechnic Private Limited. Vocational skill training is provided for nine different occupations: Steel Fixer, Shuttering Carpenter, Scaffolder, Plumber, Electrician, Mason, Aluminium Fabricator, Welder and Garment Fabricator (only for women). Scaffolding has highest enrollment with electrician and garment following in the second and third place.

SaMi also provides financial literacy training to migrants and their families left behind. According to Nepal Living Standard Survey III, 79 percent of all remittances are used for household consumption (including improving the house and education of children). This is unsurprising in view of the still widespread poverty; in addition, expectations of family members will rise with the remittances they receive. Until now, virtually no support exists to help family members in dealing with the remittances in a way that ensures remittances are not used unproductively. Thus, providing financial literacy trainings is expected to support in sustaining the gains of labour migration