Korean Policy Minister visits Colombo Vocational Training Centre funded by Korean EDCF

The Minister for Government Policy Coordination of the Republic of Korea, Koo Yun-cheol who was in Sri Lanka on a three-day official visit last week paid a site visit to the Colombo Vocational Training Centre together with Dr. Seetha Arambepola, State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation on 1st of April.

The Colombo Vocational Training Centre was established in 2019 with assistance of the Korean Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) with the motive of producing highly skilled technical professionals and entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka to cater to the needs of the competitive high-tech job market. It was built with financial assistance to the tune of USD 12 million from Korea and is Sri Lanka’s largest vocational training institute.

K-Tec operates under the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) and offers Diploma courses in a number of areas including Automotive Technology, Pneumatic & Hydraulic Technology, Robotic Technology, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology, Welding Technology, Refrigeration & A/C Technology, Electrical Technology, and Mechatronic Technology.

Minister H.E. KOO Yun-cheol inspected the Vocational Training Centre and observed that the Training Centre has yielded positive results to develop vocational training skills of the Sri Lankan youth. He further assured that Korea will consider providing more assistance to Sri Lanka in the field of vocational education and training.

Korean Ambassador Santhush Woonjin JEONG, Secretary to the Ministry of State Deepa Liyanage and VTA Vice Chairman Mahesh Ariyaratne along with the Korean delegation were also present.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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