As part of the "Smart Recruitment of Skilled Labor" project, for which the Public Authority for Manpower has obtained approvals to include it in the development plan and to implement it with the assistance of other relevant government agencies, PAM sources disclosed the theory tests for professions for expatriates seeking to work in Kuwait or rather are recruited to work in Kuwait will take place in the countries of origin while the practical tests will happen once the workers arrive in Kuwait and the result will be taken into consideration before the worker is eligible for a work permit
According to sources, more than 20 professions in high demand in the labor market have been identified, and other professions will gradually be added.
As stated by the sources, the project aims to ensure that skilled labor is recruited to upgrade the labor market, as well as preventing, as much as possible, the entry of untrained marginal workers, who have actively contributed to the imbalance in the country's population structure. In case the worker failing the practical tests the sponsor will be obliged to pay the return fare to the point of departure.
According to the sources, the project aims to accredit professional tests academically, determine the success and failure rates, and then make a decision about whether or not to hire the worker. In addition to developing an automated test system, modernizing professions and professional and standard descriptions in response to labor market needs, and adopting laws and decisions ensuring compliance, we will also implement an automated test system.
In addition, the inputs from the labor market are sifted through tests of its workers, their follow-up, and their upgrading of their professions to meet the demands of the market and technology.