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Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission, Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training
(TVEC)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1994

The Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission was established in 1991 as the apex body in the technical and vocational education and training sector under the provisions of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No 20 of 1990. Its primary responsibility is policy formulation, planning, quality assurance, coordination and development of tertiary and vocational education in the country.

The amendments introduced in December 1999 to the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990, ensures that 10 out of 17 members of the TVEC including its Chairman, represent the Employer Associations and Private Sector entrepreneurs. This provides a forum at the highest level for the private sector to contribute towards developing policies and programmes that would help achieve the vision of the Government of maintaining a demand-driven training system.

The Chairman and the Director General of the Commission are assisted by a team of Directors, in charge of development functions and a Secretary who oversees the personnel, financial and administration functions.

Its roles are:

1.Providing leadership and support in developing and improving TVET nationally

2.Obtaining and securing resources

3.Receiving UNEVOC publication for dissemination and distribution

4.Channeling issues, new and interesting ideas, experiences and practices to UNEVOC and UNEVOC network

5.Undertaking activities such as meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, research, studies, etc.,

6.Mobilizing TVET experts for participation in UNEVOC events,

7.Providing advice to National Commissions for UNESCO

8.Communicating with other Centers,

9.Sharing resources as requested


Mission

As the apex body in the TVET sector, we are committed to establish and maintain an efficient and effective technical education and vocational training system which is relevant to socio- economic goals and changing market needs


Objectives

To develop, review, and reformulate national policies on tertiary and vocational education and training,

To formulate plans for the development of tertiary and vocational education and training sector

To implement the national system of quality assurance through registration of institutes and accreditation of training courses

To ensure the establishment and maintenance of standards by TVET institutions

To plan and coordinate the implementation of national trade testing and certification system

To develop and maintain a national system of vocational qualifications

To maintain the labour market information system for the TVET sector

To develop TVET institutes through management development programmes and financial assistance

To promote parity of esteem between education & training


Regular tasks

1.Provide leadership and support in developing and improving TVET nationally

2.Obtain and securing resources

3.Publish TVET information using various publications

4.Work with TVET institutes for quality assurance and accreditation

5.Undertake activities such as meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, research, studies, etc.,

6.Mobilize TVET experts for participation in various national, regional and international events,

7.Work with various organizations such as National Commission for UNESCO, UNESCO-UNEVOC, ADB, World Bank, GIZ, KOICA, JICA, CPSC,

8.Communicate and plan TVET activities with other institutes

9.Share resources as and when required.

10. Channel issues and share new and interesting ideas, experiences and practices


Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing knowledge
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
 
Primary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Policy makers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Private sector
 
 
Primary focus
  


Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
   
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Migration
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
OER and Online Learning
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Equity of access in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Gender equality in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Fostering entrepreneurship
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
  
Capacity development projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Policy oriented projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Knowledge development
 
 
Highly interested
  
Workshops and conferences
 
 
Highly interested
  


Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
  
Within my cluster
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Africa
 
  Moderately interested
  
With the Arab States
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Asia and the Pacific
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Europe, CIS and North America
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Latin America and the Caribbean
 
  Moderately interested
  




Contact

Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission, Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training (TVEC)

Sri Lanka

http://www.tvec.gov.lk

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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Mr Janaka Jayalath
Actg. Director General



UNEVOC Coordinator
Janaka Jayalath
Deputy Director General

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