For the construction and equipment of a fully-fledged National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) in the city of Matara the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka submitted the Project Proposal for the "Establishment of National Vocational Training Institute in Matara District in the South of Sri Lanka" to the KfW. Subsequently to a request by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW commissioned a Feasibility Study for the establishment of a Vocational Training Center in Matara.
The project proposal for the institute encompasses the construction and equipment of a fully-fledged National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) with a capacity of 610 students in the city of Matara, Sri Lanka. The Institute, which shall be operated by the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) of Sri Lanka, shall offer 16 different training courses on the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 4 and 5 in the areas of Automobile Repair & Maintenance, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Metal & Light Engineering, Electronic & Telecommunication and Hospitality. The expected result of the project is a functional, well-equipped Vocational Training Center that satisfies the demand of the labour market for well-trained professionals.
Objective of the Study and methodological approach
The core objective of the study is to develop a detailed project concept based on the Sri Lankan project proposal, including assessment of the feasibility of the proposed features and verification of the indicative first cost estimate.
The study shall be conducted in two phases:
Phase 1: Analysis of framework conditions (Sector Analysis, Demand Analysis and Target Group Analysis), institutional assessment, outline of the institute (vocational focus and capacities)
Phase 2: Detailed project concept (elaboration of project measures, verification of cost estimate)