Colombo (LNW): The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), in collaboration with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), has introduced the “Production Associate – Manual Soldering” (NVQ Level 4) National Competency Standard to enhance the Electrical and Electronics sector in Sri Lanka.
This standard, developed as part of the Vocational Education and Training Plan (VET Plan), aims to bridge skill gaps and fulfill training requirements within the industry.
Jointly funded by the EDB and TVEC, with support from the Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA), the initiative seeks to address the shortage of manual workers and encourage youth participation in the sector.
Initiated in 2012, the VET Plan was upgraded by TVEC to cater to the needs of the Electronic and Electrical manufacturing and export-oriented industry.
The overarching goal is to attract youth to pursue education in this sector, ultimately increasing the pool of skilled professionals to meet industry demands.
This National Competency Standard is expected to contribute to the growth of the Electronic and Electrical Manufacturing sector, fostering sales, profits, and supporting the national export drive.
The collaboration between EDB and TVEC aims to alleviate human resources shortages in technical, craft, and operational occupations at the entry level over the next five years, contributing to the advancement of the Sri Lankan Electronics and Electrical Sector.