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    Sri Lanka Country Report Sri Lanka Country Report Presentation Transcript

    • Questionnaire Presentation for the Enhanced Mechatronics Technology for VET Instructors Course By Priyantha Bandara Director (Learning Resources Development) University of Vocational Technology Sri Lanka
    • Presentation Outline
      • Country Profile
      • Organizational Profile
      • Duties and Responsibilities
      • JICA’s Cooperation
      • Technical / Technological Issues in the occupation
      • Preferred Areas of Study
      • Implementation Strategy
    • Sri Lanka Country Profile Sri Lanka
      • Name of Country: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
      • Area: 65,610 km 2
      • Population: 20.1 million
      • Community Distribution: 74% Sinhalese,
      • 18% Tamils, 7% Muslims, 1% others
      • Languages: Sinhala and Tamil (official), English
      • Literacy Rate: 90.8%
      • Religions: 69% Buddhists, 15% Hindus, 8% Islam, 8% Christians
      • Commercial Capital: Colombo
      • Administrative Capital : Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
      • Head of State: H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa
      Key Information
    • Key Information contd..
      • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): US$38.0 billion
      • GDP per capita: US$ 4300
      • Annual Growth Rate of Economy: 6.0%
      • Rate of Inflation: 10.7%
      • Major Industries: Garments, Processing of rubber, tea, coconut, gem & jewelry, leather, petroleum refining, food processing, chemicals, construction
      • Major Trading Partners: US, UK, Germany, Japan, Russia, Singapore, India, Iran, Taiwan, Belgium, Hong Kong, China, South Korea
    • University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) The University of Vocational Technology was established by the Parliament Act No. 31 of 2008 that came into effect on the 15 th October 2008.
    • Administrators of UNIVOTEC Vice Chancellor – Professor Kapila Gunasekera Director General – Mr. Hubert Kalugampitiya
    • Structure of UNIVOTEC University of Vocational Technology Faculty of Training Technology Faculty of Industrial & Vocational Technology Dept. of Construction Technology Dept. of Manufacturing Technology Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Technology Dept. of Machinery Management Dept. of Training Technology Dept. of Information Technology Dept. of Fundamental Studies Dept. of Management
    • Academic Programmes
      • Bachelor of Education in Technology (B. Ed. Tec.)
      • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tec.) - Construction Technology - Manufacturing Technology - Electrical & Electronics Technology
      • Short term Extension Courses
    • Duties & Responsibilities
      • Monitor Learning Resources Development & dissemination for the TVET sector.
      • Monitor the development and dissemination of Competency Standards and Curricular in the technology fields in TVET.
      • Deliver academic services as a trainer in Mechanical Engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
    • JICA’s Cooperation
    • Support as a Donor
    • Technical / Technological Issues in the Occupation
      • Lack of technical know-how in specialised fields.
      • Lack of updated competencies in technical / technological areas of TVET.
      • Outdated Technology at workplace.
      • Lack of trained staff.
      • Poor liaison with the industry.
    • Preferred Areas of Study
      • Control of Pneumatics and PLC
      • Development of curriculum and teaching material on Mechatronics Technology
    • Implementation Strategy
      • Develop and deliver the Mechatronics Technology module in the Bachelor of Technology (in Manufacturing Technology) programme conducted by the Faculty of Industrial Technology.
      • Organize short term programmes for TVET trainers.
      • Contribute in updating the competency standard and curriculum on Mechatronics Technology at NVQ Level 5 and 6.
    • Thank You