Korean assistance to upgrade vocational training centre
GALLE: The Vocational Training Ministry will enter into an agreement
with the Korean Government today to upgrade the Niyagama Vocational
Training Centre in the Galle district as a Centre of Excellence.
Under this project, infrastructure facilities in the Centre will be
developed on par with international standards. A comprehensive staff
training programme and high tec training tools
are expected to be introduced under this project to meet the
increasing demand for skilled workers in the overseas employment market.
This project also includes the overseas training programme for
vocational training instructors and introduction of advanced training
courses for the students.
The Ministry sources said the USAID has funded for the set up of new
vocational training centres in Kawanthikuddy, Nindavur, Koggala and
Presidential Senior Advisor Basil Rajapaksa and US Ambassador Robert
O' Blake will open the Thalalla Vocational Training Centre in Matara
funded by the USAID on September 04.