PAM links 1,855 job titles to educational qualifications; Work permit based on qualification
The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) added a new section to its website which classifies job titles according to the academic qualifications job holders are required to have.
Under the new qualification linking system, work permits can only be issued or renewed as long as the holder provides proof of academic qualification that matches the job title they are assuming, Arabic daily Al-Qabas reported.
According to report, it is no longer permitted to renew a work permit or designate an employee — either a Kuwaiti or a non-Kuwaiti — to a certain job title for the first time if he/ she does not have the academic qualification that matches the title being offered, and do not meet the conditions that the title would entail.
As for the titles of director, engineer, doctor, nurse, meteorologist, general physicist, general chemist, geologist, instructor, teacher, mathematician, statistician in various specializations or specialized jobs in the field of media and others, the academic level qualification is set at bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
Titles like technician, trainer, supervisor, chef, painter and referee, for those holding at least a diploma.