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Our Vision

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

Our Mission

To facilitate the fulfillment 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 while focusing on employability trends in the world of work.

Our Objectives

  • Formulation and providing vocational training programs to youth and make them competent with various trades.
  • Provide accessibility to youth by establishing vocational training centers in rural areas.
  • Conduct trainer training programs to deliver the vocational training effectively and efficiently.
  • Conduct competency based assessments / final assessments, issue National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) certificates and other certificates.
  • Provide career guidance and counselling to school leavers and other youth.

Values

  • Flexibility to change
  • Align with skill needs
  • Striving to achieve excellence
  • Being responsible and accountable at all levels
  • Commitment to highest Quality and Integrity
  • Team Spirit
  • Being honest,punctual and sensitive to humanitarian concerns
  • Being committed to continuous growth towards satisfaction for trainees and other stakeholders

Functions

  • Provide vocational training to students by conducting vocational training programs through island-wide centres.
  • Conduct trade tests, final assessments and issue National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) certificates through TVEC.
  • Conduct various research programs on vocational training.
  • Conduct career guidance and counselling programs.
  • Conduct trainer training programs to deliver the vocational training efficiently and effectively.
  • Facilitate the youth who have undergone vocational training to engaged with employment opportunities or to start their own business.

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 former President Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was the Hon. Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. VTA was established with the intent to provide skills for employment. The Manpower Division, the training arm of Labor Department which was running Technical and Vocational training programs in many parts of Sri Lanka, this was converted to the newly constitute Vocational Training Authority (VTA) making vocational training more accessible to rural youth and depressed segments in the country.

88The key intention behind 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 find employment opportunities both 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 the Board of Directors representing various ministries assigned with 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 VTA by virtue of the act while serving as the Commission member for Tertiary 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 Foreign Relations and Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations as of today, the VTA is operating as the largest vocational training network with 186 Vocational Training Centres (VTC), 22 District Vocational Training Centers (DVTC) and 8 National Vocational Training Institutes (NVTI), which was previously had just 31 Vocational Training Centres in 1995. Approximately, 40,000 youth get trained annually in 95 different full-time courses in 19 various trade sectors. When completing the training, youth are directed for local and foreign employment opportunities. Further, students are also eligible to apply for financial assistance scheme called "SEPI" to provide loans for those who intend to start self employment.

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07
Oct2019

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16
Apr2020

VTA has donated 2 million to Covid-19 Fund

ශ්‍රී ලංකා වෘත්තීය පුහුණු අධිකාරියේ කාර්යමණ්ඩලයේ 2000ක් පමණ වන සේවක පිරිසගේ දිනක වැටුප කෝවිඩ් 19 අරමුදලට පරිත්‍යාග කෙරේ. එම ලක්ෂ 20ක මුදල් ශ්‍රී ලංකා වෘත්තීය අධිකාරියේ සභාපති දමිත වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා...

25
Jun2020

Würth signs MOU with VTA

Würth Lanka and German Development Bank DEG/KfW yesterday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the training capacities of Vocational Training Authority (VTA) trainers and to establish a training...

05
Jul2020

TRAINER of TRAINER (TOT) Program

රූපලාවන්‍ය හා කොණ්ඩා සැකසුම් ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ප්‍රගමණය උදෙසා ශ්‍රි ලංකා වෘත්තීය පුහුණූ අධිකාරිය පලමු පියවර තබයි. ශ්‍රි ලංකා වෘත්තිය පුහුණු අධිකාරියේ උපදේශකවරුන්ගේ දැනුම . කුසලතා , ආකල්ප සංවර්ධනය කිරීම, දියුණු රටවල...