The Republic of Korea’s Minister for Government Policy Coordination, Koo Yun-cheol, who was in Sri Lanka for a three-day official visit last week, paid an on-site visit to the Colombo Vocational Training Center with the Dr Seetha Arambepola, Minister of State for Skills Development, Vocational Training, Research and Innovation on April 1.
The Colombo Vocational Training Center was established in 2019 with the assistance of the Korea Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) with the aim of training highly skilled technical professionals and entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka to meet the needs of the labor market. high tech competitive work. It was built with financial assistance to the tune of 12 million dollars from Korea and is the largest vocational training institute in Sri Lanka.
K-Tec operates under the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) and offers degree courses in a number of fields including Automotive Technology, Pneumatics and Hydraulics Technology, Robotics Technology, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Welding Technology, Refrigeration and A/C Technology, Electrical Technology and Mechatronics Technology.
Minister HE KOO Yun-cheol inspected the vocational training center and observed that the training center has yielded positive results in developing the vocational training skills of the Sri Lankan youth. He further assured that Korea would consider providing more assistance to Sri Lanka in the area of vocational education and training.
Korean Ambassador Santhush Woonjin JEONG, State Ministry Secretary Deepa Liyanage and VTA Vice President Mahesh Ariyaratne along with the Korean delegation were also present.