The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Miani Technical Institute of Batticaloa recently jointly provided the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) to 55 young women and men in the Batticaloa District.
The annual certificate awarding ceremony for graduates was held recently with Donglin Li – Country Director of ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives as the chief guest. “The ILO is working towards decent employment for youth of the country and attainment of employable skills is the key element for youth employment and the decent work. I urge training providers to adapt their training programmes to provide quality training leading to decent employment opportunities,” said Mr. Li in his address. His comments and details of the ceremony were sent in a media release by the ILO.
The 55 graduates received their NVQ Level 04 certificates in the trades of Information and Communication Technicians, Computer Hardware Technicians, Computer Networking Technicians and Tailoring. Most of them have already received job offers or found employment.
All the graduates were from resettled areas of the district and many of them were provided with residential facilities in the institute to avoid difficulties of daily commuting, the statement said.
The initiative was funded through the ILO’s Empowering Conflict-Affected Communities Project financed under the Human Security Trust Fund (HSTF) of the United Nations.