Recommend realistic short -term training interventions for trainers at VTA centres in the Southern and Eastern provinces




German Development Cooperation (GIZ)

The Vocational Training centers selected for this project covers Eastern and Southern regions of the country. Each of these centers has its specific set of courses provided for trainees. However, as outlined, main intention of providing these courses is to improve skilled labour in the country covering those areas labour is not sufficient for the demand. Thus, the graduates from VTN centers yet continue to foresee poor skills questioning the quality of Technical Vocational Education in Sri Lanka. For a trainee to be excellently skilled requires thorough practical knowledge and direct guidance from trainers which will help minimize errors and give out a quality piece of work. Therefore, trainers involved at these VTN centers required to be excellently skilled and mastered in the subject areas relevant. Hence, the main objective of this assignment will be to focus on identifying GAP of trainers at afore said VTN centers totaling to 10. Constraints include around the cost, length, educational pre-requisites and inflexible provision of traditional formal training approaches, similarly, the lack of qualified Tamil-speaking instructors have been identified as the prevailing challlenges, with issues of access particularly for people in disadvantaged rural areas, women, and people with disabilities a major concern. The Government of Sri Lankan continues to recognize that the TVET system is not yet geared to support the economic development of disadvantaged groups, specifically those operating in the informal sector and in the conflict-affected regions.