Asian Development Bank

Skills Gaps in Two Manufacturing Subsectors in Sri Lanka

Persistent skills shortages have constrained new investments and economic growth in Sri Lanka. This study assesses the skills deficit in two priority sectors—food and beverages, and electronics and electricals. It recommends supply-side responses to increase the quantity and quality of labor in these areas. The recommendations include raising awareness among young people about the sectors' employment potential, upgrading courses, providing professional development for instructors, and establishing collaborations between businesses and training institutes.
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