INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, extending the company’s highly commended skills development and vocational training program to a third of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces.
The MoU, realised under the counsel and direction of the Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province Niluka Ekanayake, was formalised by Sabaragamuwa Province Chief SecretaryHerath P. Kularathna and INSEE Cement Sri Lanka Executive Vice President/Director Sales and Marketing Jan Kunigk.
Commenting at the event, Jan Kunigk said: “We are thrilled to see the enthusiasm of technical officers across the country and the encouragement from the authorities in rapidly implementing INSEE’s national-level skills development and vocational training program. This is the third MoU we are signing for the year, further strengthening our commitment to empowering local industry stakeholders through collaboration and knowledge sharing – revolutionising Sri Lanka’s construction industry to be on par with international standards.”
The island-wide training program has been well-accepted and rapidly adapted by the Central and Southern Provinces since June this year. It has been identified as an industry-transforming up-skilling tool that serves in enhancing stakeholder contribution to the progress of the local construction industry.
The program focuses on the up-skilling and knowledge enhancement of technical officers based on six modules, covering areas of plumbing, electrical work, aluminium work, quantity surveying, surveying and levelling, cement and concrete solutions. With the signing of this agreement, INSEE Cement will conduct training programs for technical officers in the region over a period of seven months in partnership with the Sabaragamuwa Province Chief Secretarial Office, in which over 200 technical officers will take part.
INSEE Cement Lanka aims at heavily investing on the knowledge sharing initiatives with a number of public-private partnerships to up-skill technical officers, masons and other industry stakeholders across the country.