German Ambassordor to Sri Lanka Jörn Rohde speaking eloquently about the German dual Vo-cational Training System at the BMICH pointed out that the dual training system is the best way to build skilled employees for an organisation.
Rhode stated that: “What you pay is what you get so it is important to give a good compensation to the professionals in the field in order to make the sys-tem more attractive. Secondly the participation of the industry is very important. If the industries come together and put up training schools, then maybe it could help better the VETs in the coun-try.
He highlighted the highly successful Ceylon German Technical Training Institute in Sri Lanka . He said the German Tech follows the same principle of training while following theoretical learning which provide the framework for better employable recruits. However he emphasized the need to bring more recognition for Blue Collar Jobs.
Ms. Shivani Hegde – Nestle CEO, Prof. Kapila Perera - VC moratuwa, Dr. Nihal De Silva – International Institute of Health Science, Chairman, Ms. Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya – DIMO Lanka, General Manager participated to the event and the session was moderated by NHRDC Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody
International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) together with National Human Re-source Development Council (NHRDC) hosted the joint discussion forum at the BMICH yester-day.