Islamabad, October 13: A group of Pakistani technical experts, professionals and board members from public and private sector organizations paid a study tour to Sri Lanka aimed at discussing the various ideas, practices and understanding of theSri Lankan technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system.
The week-long study tourentitled “Good practices in the region” was organized by TVET Reforms Support Programme which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by the GIZ.
Delegation of the 14 members consisted of experts from TVET Reform Support Programme/GIZ, representatives of National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) andstakeholders from industry associations , members of the Trade Testing Boards and the Boards of Technical Education. The delegation visited the University of Vocational Technology –UNIVOTEC and Colombo Dockyard PLCto understand practicing recognition of prior learning assessments to qualify their informal workforce, enabled the participants to understand the different practices aspects of the technical education.
During the visit they participated in several discussions as well as Apprenticeship Training InstituteSri Lanka and Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management visits.