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KOICA grants US $6 Mn to Education Ministry TVET Career Platform

By: Staff Writer

Colombo (LNW): The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) provided a grant worth 6 million USD to the Ministry of Education and Tertiary and the Vocational Education Commission to implement the Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Career Platform, KOICA said in a statement.

The objective of this project is to establish an ICT-based career platform for TVET trainees for their development and to improve their employment status.

In addition to the development of the Career Platform, the project has also invested significantly in strengthening the capacities of the service providers attached to the platform.

Addressing the gathering, Muditha Malkanthi, the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Education appreciated KOICA and the Korean Government for the provision of numerous grant arrangements for the development of the TVET sector in Sri Lanka.

She also mentioned that the TVET Career Platform is the latest initiative of the Korean Government with 6 million USD financial assistance and expected to see that this career platform will give clear career paths for the vocational students of Sri Lanka.

For the implementation of the project, KOICA engaged a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) team from UBION which has been working in the TVET and Edtech Fields in Korea for more than 20 years. The PMC facilitated the resources for the workshop as well.

KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) contributes to the advancement of international cooperation through various projects that build friendly and collaborative relationships and mutual exchanges between Korea and developing countries.

It supports the economic and social development in developing countries, under the mission of ‘Leave no one behind with People- centered Peace and Prosperity.’

KOICA has been present in Sri Lanka for over two decades, with programmes that support a variety of sectors including education, health, rural development, water management and transportation.

One such intervention is the “R5n” programme, a joint project conducted with WFP since 2019. “R5n” aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of rural smallholder farmers by strengthening their resilience to recurring climate shocks, especially drought.

KOICA’s support for the procurement of maize to produce Thriposha complements its on-going assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka.

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