Sri Lanka’s Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC forms joint venture with the state to train youth

Sri Lanka’s Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC forms joint venture with the state to train youth

The Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) has reportedly signed an agreement with the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training to train 150 Combined Harvester Operators under the Ministry’s Employment Linked Training Programme (ELTP).
A news release on the matter notes that the training programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training and is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The objective of the programme is to address skill gaps and the employability of youth. Accordingly, 150 students are to be trained for a period of one year.
The participants are to be assessed based on their aptitude and will be provided with theoretical lectures as well as practical on-the-job training sessions over a period of six months.
The training programme is to be conducted at DIMO Na Sevana Training Academy under experienced and qualified panel of DIMO instructors.
This initiative is aimed at ensuring employability of the youth in the country and address the skill gaps faced in the industry. It is envisaged to improve and align the skills development with relevant industry requirements and the employment aspirations of youth in Sri Lanka.
The participants will be awarded a recognized National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 certification accredited by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka.
Located at Hambantota, the state-of-the-art DIMO Na Sevana Training Academy is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.
According to reports, the academy aims to provide vocational training in main areas including construction machinery handling, maintenance and repairs of automobiles to enhance quality of drivers, and machine operators to obtain opportunities in the local and global job market.

OSL take:

The focus paid by the government in skills development and the formation of joint ventures with the private sector is a positive sign when considering the development of the skilled labor market in Sri Lanka. The Skills Development and Vocational Training Ministry’s Employment Linked Training Programme will ensure a skilled labor force in the country that would further ensure Sri Lanka as the best destination for investments.

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