A ceremony to celebrate the awarding of the ISO 9001:2015 certification to the National Skills Standards Authority (NSSA) and to present NSSA certificates was held yesterday morning at the Tongapuri Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. At the ceremony, Union Minister U Thein Swe said the NSSA needs to conduct wide-ranging work to help workers acquire skills, and this can be done successfully only with the cooperation of everyone involved.
The ISO 9001:2015 Certificate was obtained to establish a Quality Management System for the sustainable development of work, managing work processes in accordance with international norms, and to ensure quality in the work process.
NSSA was firmly established as certifying authority for the national skill level 1 to 4 under the vocational training sector’s national skill quality frame. In order for NSSA to show its readiness to connect and work together with relevant national skill level certifying groups from the countries of the region it needs to have a Quality Management System certification.
Only then can it conduct part of ASEAN Economic Community’s work processes of mutually certifying skill levels and Myanmar migrant workers will have equal rights and opportunities as skilled workers from the countries of the region.
Organisations and entities cooperating with NSSA were also urged to obtain ISO 9001:2015 in order to participate honorably and have full capacity or quality in setting standards for skills, assessing and evaluating skills and issuing certificates said the Union Minister.
From 2014 to third week of March 2019 NSSA had certified and issued certificates for 23 types of skills and had issued a total of 10,775 certificates consisting 10,009 Level 1 and 766 Level 2 certificates. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)