The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) has released its latest publication entitled “Training needs of Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka : An Empirical Study in four districts”. This publication has been authored by Dr K. L. Chandratilleke, Head of Training of the EFC and undertaken with the assistance of the International Labour Organization.
The EFC said the study is based on a sample survey of 178 small and medium enterprises selected from the districts of Galle, Gampaha, Kandy and Kurunegala. The findings of the study highlights a range of training needs of the small and medium enterprises with special focus on industrial sub sector characteristics, enterprise size, market orientation, nature of the manufacturing process, type of ownership and characteristics of enterprise owners/managers, the EFC said.
“An intervention strategy based on different levels of learning to address the identified needs has also been suggested, particularly for the benefit of training providers who are directly involved in human resource development initiatives in the small and medium enterprise sector,” it said.