The Ceylon – German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI), Moratuwa and the German Training Institute (SLGTI), Kilinochchi, received modern industrial training equipment worth Rs. 350 million through a grant.
This is through a partnership agreement between the Stassen Group and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and illustrates the close social partnership between the industry and TVET institutions.
German Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jörn Rohde said, “the equipment would effectively elevate Sri Lanka’s vocational training systems towards Industry 4.0. This donation comes at a crucial time since modern industry with its automated systems and assembly lines require highly skilled workers and a competitive workforce.
“I am especially grateful to Stassen Group Chairman Harry Jayawardena for donating state-of-the-art equipment, which would provide students and faculty with the necessary tools to receive the right skills for the demands of the industry in our knowledge base societies. I also commend Jayawardena’s gesture as an exemplary contribution of a leading Sri Lankan business representative, helping to upskill the country’s labour force.