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Skills Gaps in Two Manufacturing Subsectors in Sri Lanka: Food and Beverages, and Electronics and Electricals

Publication | January 2020
Skills Gaps in Two Manufacturing Subsectors in Sri Lanka: Food and Beverages, and Electronics and Electricals

This study on Sri Lanka assesses the skills deficit in the food and beverages sector and the electronics and electricals sector.

Persistent skills shortages have constrained new investments and economic growth in Sri Lanka. This study recommends supply-side responses to increase the quantity and quality of labor in these areas. Its 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.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Demand for Skills
  • The Supply of Skills and Skills Gaps in the Food and Beverages, and Electronics, and Electricals Subsectors
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations