Aug 17, Colombo: Construction work of Sri Lanka's newest vocational training institute, Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute in Orugodawatta has been completed.
The 'Korean Tech' built at a cost of US$ 26 million with the financial assistance from Korea is Sri Lanka's largest vocational training institute.
At present, the youth who do not pass the GCE ordinary Level and Advanced Level national examinations have been unable to contribute to the development of the country as there is no special education or technical institute for them for further studies.
Accordingly, the Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute has been established with the intention of producing young men and women as entrepreneurs and technical professionals. with the aim of producing youth to fit the new high-tech world
The Diploma courses will be conducted on Automotive Technology, Pneumatic &Hydraulic Technology, Robotic Technology, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology, Welding Technology, Refrigeration & A/C Technology, Electrical Technology, and Mechatronic Technology.
(Level 3/4 NVQ Certificate Holders and students with three passes at GCE (A/L) –Engineering Technology & Mathematics streams are eligible to apply for the Diploma course.
For each Diploma course conducted on the full-time basis there will be an intake of 40 students, while there will also be part-time courses on the same for the students who are currently employed.
The Korean Tech institute is complete with lecture rooms, conference room, auditorium, library, cafeteria with a modern kitchen, accommodation, language lab, and ICT labs.
Deputy Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training, Karunaratne Paranavithana recently undertook an inspection tour of the facility.