Public vocational training centres in Sri Lanka currently face the challenge to educate and train effectively a workforce that possesses the competencies needed by the labour market. Most graduates are concerned that their on-the-job training (OJT) experience does not allow them to practice what they had learned in the respective courses in vocational training centres. This mismatch has consequences on the employability of students who possess NVQ qualification.
Cooperative vocational training tries to minimize this mismatch by encouraging the active participation of private sector companies in the training process. Close cooperation between TVET institutions and industry will ensure required skills and competencies demanded by industry will be taken into consideration when developing cooperative training. Cooperative training allows trainees to develop the appropriate attitude and aptitude required by the respective occupation and improves their understanding of company structures.
The project advises selected vocational schools on the development and implementation of demand-oriented training programmes in cooperation with the private sector.
In parallel, the project also implements capacity development measures at the institutional level to improve their capacities to manage cooperative training approaches more efficiently and successfully.
Private Sector Companies Involved
Teachers & Lecturers Trained
Graduates who successfully complete on-the-job training and received employment in the private sector through our interventions symbolize the success of our efforts to harmonize theoretical training they receive in vocational training centres with the practical knowledge required for employment in the private sector companies in Sri Lanka.
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Vocational Training in Sri Lanka projects works with Sri Lanka German Training Institute (SLGTI), Sri Lanka German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI), and vocational training institutes and private sector companies in Western, Southern, Eastern, North Central, and Northern Provinces.
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