Questionnaire Presentation for the Enhanced Mechatronics Technology for VET Instructors Course By Priyantha Bandara Director (Learning Resources Development) University of Vocational Technology Sri Lanka
Duties and Responsibilities
Technical / Technological Issues in the occupation
Preferred Areas of Study
Sri Lanka Country Profile Sri Lanka
Name of Country: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Administrative Capital : Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Head of State: H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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
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.
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Outdated Technology at workplace.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
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.