SLT-Mobitel, TVEC become first to obtain NVQ Level 6 | Daily News

SLT-Mobitel, TVEC become first to obtain NVQ Level 6

TVEC; Dr. Dilrukshi Herath, Dr. Ajith Polwatte, Dr. Janaka Jayalath, Chairman Udeni Wickaramasinghe. SLT; CEO Kiththi Perera, Aruna Jayasekara, Janaka Silva, and Asiri Indika.
TVEC; Dr. Dilrukshi Herath, Dr. Ajith Polwatte, Dr. Janaka Jayalath, Chairman Udeni Wickaramasinghe. SLT; CEO Kiththi Perera, Aruna Jayasekara, Janaka Silva, and Asiri Indika.

SLT-Mobitel’s Training Center (SLTTC) has achieved a remarkable milestone as the first-ever Sri Lankan education Institute to obtain the NVQ Level 6 equivalent status for a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma program from the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC).

An agreement between SLTTC and TVEC was signed recently with SLT CEO Kiththi Perera and TVEC Director-General Dr K. A. Lalithadheera as signatories confirming that the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) program conducted at SLT Training Centre, Welisara is now on par with the NVQ Level 6 status.

Commenting on the agreement, Perera said, “This status provides an unprecedented opportunity for our employees and students to gain access to meaningful and sustainable jobs in the emerging market.”

This is a significant achievement for the SLT-Mobitel as it will provide a greater incentive for employees who possess NVQ 4 i.e., the Technician grade A15 to A11 to obtain the certification and be qualified to Telecommunication Technical Officer (TTO), Grade 9. Moreover, Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Holders are now eligible for TTO recruitment in compliance with the company’s recruitment and promotion scheme. While employees’ children who do not possess O/L qualifications can obtain the NVQ Level 4 qualification and thereafter proceed to the NVQ 6 qualification. For SLTTC the status is a significant milestone in its journey to becoming a world-class training institution.Additionally, the agreement will enable students who complete their Pearson BTEC Electrical and Electronics Diploma, access to enter the professional job market and seek lucrative careers as the NVQ 6 status and Higher Diploma is a national standard recognised nationally and internationally.

TVEC NVQ Director - Planning & Research Dr Ajith Polwatte stated, “This historic move will benefit young persons who follow Electronic Technology to obtain a qualification recognized by the Government of Sri Lanka.”

Pearson Vice President Jane Baker, said “This is a significant milestone for SLTTC and Pearson. I understand that along with this recognition there will be many employees of Sri Lanka Telecom who stand to benefit from an internationally benchmarked qualification.”

Upon completion of the 24-months programme, students can obtain the internationally recognized Pearson qualification and also gain eligibility to enrol into the BEng (Hons) Engineering Degrees.


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