Saudi Arab Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has taken steps to test the skills and technical abilities of those coming on professional visas. The Ministry of Manpower and Social Welfare, formerly known as the Ministry of Labor, has arranged for taking the profession test. The series of profession tests is being implemented in phases. Initially, the test will be mandatory for new visa applicants from abroad.
Successful candidates will be issued visas after passing the professional proficiency test at the designated institutions. Professional tests for foreign skilled workers residing in the country will be linked to residency renewals, but a phased program will be developed based on the number of companies and foreign workers working there. Will According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Manpower on March 7, the “Professional Skills” test has been launched by the Ministry of Manpower in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Center for Technical Education.
Test targets Regarding the objectives of the professional test, the Ministry of Manpower said that the foreign workers in the country will be categorized after accurate assessment of their capabilities, the main purpose of which is to provide such skilled manpower to work in the country’s market. To provide opportunities that fulfill their careers in every way.
The ministry said that the professional test for technicians would further improve the labor market, adding that workers would also get jobs according to their ability, which would benefit not only the employer but also the employer. The test will also have a positive impact on the state’s economy, while workers who are not experts in their profession will leave the market, which will also improve the quality of work. Professional testing will reduce the pressure on the market. At the same time, there will be employment opportunities for the right and proper workers.
The Ministry of Manpower says that in the first phase of the professional aptitude test, new visa applicants from abroad have been included. New visa applicants from abroad will have to undergo a two-stage test. In the first phase, these individuals will be tested in approved technical institutes in their own country. When these workers arrive in the country, they will be re-examined, which will ensure that the incoming person Fully qualified for the job. The purpose of re-testing in the country is to get an accurate report about the worker so that the quality can be maintained and such workers do not enter the labor market of the country who are not skilled in their profession.