Singaporean assistance for technical development

Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:18 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Singapore is to assist Sri Lanka in upgrading and refreshing the industrial skills of newly emerging ventures in the country.

At a discussion held by the Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma, with several Singapore companies, the government of Singapore has agreed to provide Singapore Dollars 920,000 to implement a comprehensive project to upgrade vocational and technical education in Sri Lanka by the Singaporean firms.

The project covers a staff development program for the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector. The major objective of this program is to empower the instructors in public technical training institutes to improve their abilities to train the youth of the country by delivering quality training in diploma and certificate levels under the National Vocational Qualification Framework.

It has also been agreed by Singapore’s Nan Yang Polytechnic International to establish and maintain new TVET institution in Sri Lanka. Minister Alahapperuma said that the project will not only be beneficial to the TVET sector of Sri Lanka in the knowledge sharing and transformation of modern technology but also will be helpful to both countries to strengthen the long long-term mutual relationship.