The unemployed youths of North and East affected by the 30-year conflict assisted to be gainfully occupied and earn a living said the Chief Executive Officer for the EU in Sri Lanka and Maldives Libeeyus Shokubova.
She was speaking at the certificates awarding ceremony presided over by District Deputy Director General of National Apprentice Board was held at Devanayagam Hall, Batticaloa yesterday (28).
Youths in Batticaloa District who had successfully completed the Vocational Training Centers conducted by the National Apprentice Board of Sri Lanka.
300 youths trained in the 14 Vocational Training Centers got their NVQ certificates on the occupation. The National Apprentice Board conducted these courses with the help of the EU and the Internal Labour Organization ( IL O) 45 courses of studies including National Technical Skills, Heavy Vehicle Drivers and modern garment designing were conducted.
She further said that 30-year war a course like this has been conducted successfully and we have to be proud of it. The courses of study are geared to the requirements of the market without these job oriented courses passing general education courses will not give you employment opportunities.
Job opportunities are their skilled personal therefore Students should acquire these skills in order to gets jobs. Therefore youths make use of the resources available at these Vocational Training Centers and increase their skills in order to gain employment.
Director General, National Apprentice Board Sulangani Perera and Batticaloa Government Agent P.S.M. Charles participated and handed over the certificates.