Minister of Labor and Social Security Vedat Bilgin stated that qualified workforce is the most important force in international competition and that they aim to include different professions in this scope and increase the number.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security Vocational Qualifications Authority (MYK) continues to provide standards for professions and documents for employees in order to create qualified human resources.
Through the institution, which started its activities in 2006, 1 million 442 thousand employees, 1 million 647 thousand of which are in "dangerous" and "very dangerous" jobs, have been entitled to receive Professional Competence Certificate.
Different Professions Will Be Included
Bilgin, Minister of Labor and Social Security, emphasized the importance of competitiveness and quality service for the business world.
Stating that qualified manpower is at the center of stable growth and economic development, Bilgin said:
“Our Vocational Qualifications Authority continues to accelerate our business world by certifying the qualified workforce of our working life with the internationally accredited examination and certification system in this direction. It is very important that the number of our employees with Vocational Qualification Certificate exceeds 1,5 million. Because qualified workforce is our most important force in international competition. As the ministry, our goal is to further increase the number of qualified workforce. In this direction, we will include different professions in the upcoming period. "
600 Thousand Employees Certificated in the Construction Sector
VQA, which attaches special importance to "dangerous" and "very dangerous" professions with high risk of occupational accidents and occupational diseases, has a document requirement for 183 professions with "dangerous" and "very dangerous" status.
With the contribution of its stakeholders, the institution has determined 60 national occupational standards and 39 national qualifications in the construction sector, which is in the most risky group in terms of occupational accidents.
As a result of these studies, 600 thousand employees in the construction sector have been awarded the Professional Competence Certificate so far.
Obligation of documents to occupations with "dangerous" and "very dangerous" status, especially those in the construction and mining sectors, led to a 25 percent reduction in occupational accidents in these occupations.