Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

UNDP and VTA sign MOU to de­velop youth....

- United Nations · Sri Lanka

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.

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