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VTASL joins hands with private sector to enrich its talent pool

A leading private company has stepped in to provide employment for student following welding courses at the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTASL) with the aim of assisting youth to earn for living in the Covid -19 and omicron pandemic period and its aftermath, official sources said.   

Recognizing the need to recruit qualified, educated, and diverse talent to the company, Sri Lanka’s leading trailer manufacturer and exporter, Tantri Trailers (Private) Limited, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTASL) to employ students following welding courses at the VTASL.

With the MoU in place, Tantri Trailers will now recruit both skilled and unskilled individuals, who are receiving their training at the VTASL, in order to provide these new recruits with a 360° learning experience. 

This arrangement is mutually beneficial in that it will ensure that Tantri Trailers consolidates its talent-pool with qualified, skilled and proficient individuals, whilst the VTASL will provide its students with the practical, hands-on knowledge and experience they need to complete their training.

Tantri Trailers was founded in 1979 by John Haputantri, an ex-Sri Lanka Navy Officer, and manufactured its first trailer in 1982, with commercial production commencing in 1986.

 As the demand for trailers increased, the business was incorporated and traded as Tantri Trailers (Private) Limited, and began functioning as the the specialized trailer manufacturing and steel fabricating arm of the group from 1991. 

Since then, Tantri Trailers has designed, manufactured, and exported various logistics solutions for the local and global consumer, inclusive of being involved in many heavy steel and metal fabrication projects. 

Today, Tantri Trailers has expanded its product range further, now designing and manufacturing various other goods from trailers to tankers, construction plant and equipment, storage tanks, silos, structures, overhead gantry cranes, and much more. 

Having consistently striven to expand their global market reach, Tantri Trailers presently exports goods to more than 30 countries across the world.

Tantri Trailers possesses the SGS ISO 9001-2015 quality certification for the design, manufacture, marketing, sale, and provision of after-sales services for trailers, semi-trailers, metal structures and tanks. 

With a strong and consistent commitment to always meet the highest quality standards, continuously innovate and implement modern technology in its manufacturing plants and processes, Tantri Trailers is the ideal choice for not only trailers but also for heavy engineering equipment. 

The company has also undertaken the rebuilding of 200 railway coaches for Sri Lanka Railways recently and the project has been successfully completed, further cementing the trust and reputation that Tantri Trailers holds within the industry.

Despite various constraints due to the present market conditions globally, Tantri Trailers looks to the future with renewed ambition, anticipating collaboration with the Vocational Training Authority for island-wide training and recruitment of employees, whilst providing technical job opportunities for unemployed youth across Sri Lanka

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