Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
UNDP and VTA sign MOU to develop youth....
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and t he Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop and expand work towards building a futurefit young generation through proposed programmatic interventions.
The MOU will serve to establish and implement joint efforts to bridge the gap between future of work and entrepreneurship and youth capacity building.
The MOU was signed by Robert Juhkam, Resident Representative of UNDP in Sri Lanka and Damitha Wickramasinghe, Chairman of VTA.
Also present at the occasion were Sanjaya Jayamanna, Vice Chairman and Saman Kulasuriya, Director
Career Guidance and Promotion of VTA.
The objective of the MOU is to jointly design and implement capacity and skill enhancement programmes for young people enrolled with the VTA.
The programmes will focus on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship skills and will be carried out through UNDP Sri Lanka’s Hackadev Academy of Skills and Learning.
Further they will collaborate on the i nstitutional strengthening of VTA including the teaching capacity of VTA programme officers, and improving the digital infrastructure of the institution.
This initiative is part of UNDP’S longterm partnerships with TVET sector institutions in Sri Lanka.