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KUWAIT CITY, June 23: The Public Authority for Manpower, with the cooperation of the Kuwait Society of Engineers, will start the procedures for accrediting the certificates of 71 professions in the engineering, architectural and agricultural fields, and assistant engineering professions, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to informed sources, the procedures will not only be concerned with the approval of certificates, but will also include conducting tests in some specialties and professions, as part of a plan to filter marginal workers out of the labor market.
The interview will be carried out for many professions and specializations, such as interior designers and draftsmen working in the electrical, civil and mechanical engineering fields. Meanwhile, a report by the Public Authority for Civil Information revealed that the number of non-Kuwaiti workers registered in the professions of technician, assistant specialists in natural sciences, and engineering in the private sector was 30,000, compared to only 310 Kuwaitis.
In this context, Head of the Kuwait Society of Engineers Faisal Al-Otol stressed the keenness to transfer the experience of accrediting non-Kuwaiti engineers to all professional societies in the country, and to exchange experiences with them in this field. In addition, sources said the Public Authority for Manpower will witness changes in a number of leadership positions in the coming weeks due to the expiry of the tenure of some of them. They revealed the nomination of four current directors, including a woman, working in different sectors of the authority to be promoted to occupy leadership positions.