ICCSL and NDRDC or­ga­nize dis­cus­sion on les­sons from Ger­many’s dual vo­ca­tional train­ing sys­tem

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In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber of Com­merce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) to­gether with Na­tional Hu­man Re­source Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (NHRDC) will be host­ing a joint dis­cus­sion fo­rum where the key note pre­sen­ta­tion will be de­liv­ered by Am­bas­sador Jorn Ro­hde, Ger­man Am­bas­sador to Sri Lanka.

The Am­bas­sador will be pre­sent­ing on the ‘Ger­many’s dual Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Sys­tem: a model for other coun­tries’. This fo­rum will be held at the Cin­ema Lounge, BMICH on Fe­bru­ary 14th 2018.

The Ger­man vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing sys­tem, also re­ferred to as the dual train­ing sys­tem, is recog­nised in­ter­na­tion­ally due to its com­bi­na­tion of train­ing em­bed­ded in a real-life work en­vi­ron­ment. The dual vo­ca­tional train­ing sys­tem is firmly es­tab­lished in the Ger­man ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. The pri­mary char­ac­ter­is­tic of the dual sys­tem is co­op­er­a­tion be­tween or­gan­i­sa­tions, on one hand, and pub­licly funded vo­ca­tional col­leges, on the other.

This co­op­er­a­tion is reg­u­lated by laws and reg­u­la­tions. Trainees who un­der­take this dual sys­tem spend part of each week at a vo­ca­tional col­lege and the other part at com­pa­nies en­sur­ing the in­dus­trial train­ing and ex­po­sure. This dual train­ing usu­ally lasts for two to three and half years.

In Ger­many, about 50 per­cent of all school leavers go through vo­ca­tional train­ing pro­vided by busi­ness or­gan­i­sa­tions which con­sider that the dual sys­tem is the best way to ac­quire skilled group of em­ploy­ees who will be as­sets and key driv­ers in an or­gan­i­sa­tion.

In Sri Lanka, sim­i­lar model has been prac­ticed fol­low­ing the Ger­man dual train­ing sys­tem. Na­tional Ap­pren­tice­ship and In­dus­trial Train­ing Au­thor­ity (NAITA) and the Cey­lon Ger­man Tech­ni­cal Train­ing In­sti­tute (CGTTI) fol­low the same prin­ci­ple of train­ing while fol­low­ing the­o­ret­i­cal learn­ing which pro­vide the frame­work for bet­ter em­ploy­able re­cruits.

The key note pre­sen­ta­tion will be fol­lowed by a panel dis­cus­sion which will be mod­er­ated by ICC Sri Lanka Chair­man Di­nesh Weer­akkody.

Pan­elist will be dis­tin­guished mem­bers of the busi­ness com­mu­nity. They will share their ex­per­tise in this area while ad­dress­ing how Sri Lanka could also ben­e­fit from such a dual train­ing sys­tem. Dimo Lanka Chair­man Ran­jith Pan­dithage, Nes­tle Lanka PLC Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Shivani Hegde and Uni­ver­sity of Mo­ratuwa Vice Chan­cel­lor Prof. Kapila Per­eraw­ill par­tic­i­pate in the panel dis­cus­sion.

Key­note speaker Am­bas­sador Jorn Ro­hde, Ger­man Am­bas­sador to Sri Lanka

Ses­sion Chair Di­nesh Weer­akkody Chair­man ICCSL

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