July 13, Colombo: The Delegation for German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) signed an agreement on the certification for ‘Technipreneurs Lanka’ with German Market Leader Würth on 10 July 2020.
Within the frame of the Rs. 60 Million Technipreneurs Lanka PPP (Public Private Partnership), which is co-funded by Würth Lanka and German Development Bank DEG/KfW, the Country Manager of Würth Lanka, Rohan Amirthiah and the Chief Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka Andreas Hergenroether, signed an agreement on the certification of craftsmen entrepreneurship training in presence of the German Ambassador Joern Rohde.
During the address by Mr. Hergenroether, the Chief Delegate of AHK Sri Lanka stated: “There is an urgent need to develop demand related know-how of craftsmen in Sri Lanka. Our certification which is inspired in German industry driven quality control standards will increase the competitiveness of Sri Lankan craftsmen operating in the wider field of construction.”
Whilst recognizing the need for skilled and economically independent craftsmen in Sri Lanka, Technipreneurs Lanka is a project that focuses on enhancing professionalism and entrepreneurship among Sri Lankan craftsmen.
AHK Sri Lanka will be the certification partner of the project, and will be responsible for monitoring and certifying the training according to agreed standards, based on German further training procedures, in regard to entry requirements, examination structure, content, and passing marks. The AHK-certification is aimed to increase the competitiveness of Sri Lankan craftsmen.