VTA, SLASSCOM form partnership
The Vocational Training Authority (VTA) and Sri Lanka Association of
Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) announced the first project
under the partnership formed last month to enhance the IT skills of
graduates in the country.
VTA Chairman Dhammika Hewapathirana
and Virtusa GM Madu Ratnayake signing the agreement
Virtusa Corporation has volunteered to share the company’s training
curricular with the VTA.
Virtusa has a strong foothold in the IT industry locally and globally
and the comprehensive curricular is uniquely designed keeping in mind
the global trends and the ever changing global market.
“As a result of the MOU signed between VTA and SLASSCOM, we
appreciate Virtusa Corporation’s interest in providing industry visits
to our NDICT students and also sharing of Quality Assurance curricula to
give awareness and exposure about the modern IT working environment,”
Chairman and CEO Vocational Training Authority Dhammika Hewapathirana
The partnership between VTA and SLASSCOM was a result of a mutual
agreement between the two parties aligning industry standards and
curricular which will result in a talent pool equipped with not only
in-depth industry knowledge but also with an enhanced soft skills focus
preparing human resource to the knowledge economy.
“Virtusa is delighted to be part of this VTA-SLASSCOM initiative to
expand the workforce.
We will share our global expertise and support VTA in developing
industry aligned curriculum to meet global standards,” Virtusa Sri Lanka
Vice President and General Manager Madu Ratnayake said.
VTA will use the curriculum to provide training for over 3,000
students in 270 Vocational Training Centers (VTC) located islandwide.
The training ensures that a graduate is equipped with much more than
a degree when they start a career.