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Our Vision

The most dynamic and innovative vocational training provider in Sri Lanka, catering to the global employment market.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to facilitate the fulfilment of the global skilled employment demand by developing competencies in individuals through modern methods and technologies in vocational training and education. We realize this mission by setting the highest standards in our services and facilities and focusing on global employability trends.

Our Objectives

  • Formulation and providing of vocational training programs to youth and make them competent in association with relevant other institutions.
  • Provide accessibility to youth by establishing vocational training centers in rural areas.
  • Conduct training trainers programs in order to deliver the training effectively and efficiently.
  • Conduct competency and based assessments / final assessments and issue National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and other skills certificate respectively.
  • Provide career guidance and counselling to school leavers and other youth.


  • Flexibility to change
  • Align to skill needs
  • Striving to achieve excellence
  • Being responsible and accountable at all levels
  • Commitment to highest Quality and Integrity
  • Team Sprit
  • Being honest,punctual and sensitive to humanitarian concerns and gender
  • Being committed to continuous growth towards satisfaction of trainees and other stackeholders in a changing environment


  • Provide vocational training to students by drawing up vocational training programs and coordinate with other institutions.
  • Conduct trade tests, final assessments and issuing National Vocational Qualification certificates through TVEC.
  • Conduct research on vocational training and development programs.
  • Conduct career guidance and counseling programs.
  • Conduct trainer training programs in order to operate the vocational training program efficiently and effectively.
  • Facilitate to the youth who have undergone vocational training to avail further training, placement in employment and to start on self employment.

14The Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka(VTA) was established on 16th August 1995 under the provisions of the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka Act No.12 of 1995.It was a concept of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was the Hon. Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. The VTA was established with the intent of skilling you for employment Manpower Division-the training arm of Labor Department that was running Technical and Vocational Education and training programs in many parts of Sri Lanka, Was converted to the newly constitute Vocational Training Authority making vocational training more accessible to rural youth and depressed segments of the country.

88The key intention of the establishing the VTA was to reach the rural mass of the country which was 72% of the total population and make them to be skillful to be able to find employment locally and internationally. The VTA's mission is to meet the Vocational training needs of Sri Lankans providing learning opportunities trough excellent pre employment training throughout the country. VTA is a statutory body, governed by a Chairman and Board of Directors representing various ministries assigned specific subjects areas, i.e., youth affairs, education, industrial development, finance and labor including the corporate sector.

This diversified representation at the board level leads to fruitful dialogue infusing wealth of knowledge and experience by them in their own fields The chairman of the board is also the Chief Executive officer of the authority by virtue of the act while serving as a Commission member for the Territory and Vocational and Education Commission (TVEC)and the University of Vocational Technology(UNIVOTEC), the most important entities established under the purview of the Ministry of Skill Development and Vocational Training as of today, the VTA is operating as the largest training center network of Vocational Training with 224 Vocational Training Centers, 22 District Vocational Training Centers and 7 National Vocational Training Institutes, which had just 31 Vocational Training Centers in 1995. Approximately, 35,000 youth get trained annually 83 trades in 18 trade sectors by the VTA. After completing the training youth are directed for local and forcing employment and provided with financial assistance to start their own small business with entrepreneurship training and vocational self employment in the respective fields. And the financial assistance scheme called, "SEPI" is also implemented to provide loans for those who intend to start self employment.


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Vocational Training for Disabled Soldiers

A group of more than 170 differently-able Army War Heroes after successfully completing vocational training to qualify for the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) standards received their certificates during a ceremony...