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Germany supporting Sri Lanka to keep up with latest technological developments in apparel sector

ApparealThe partnership between SLGTI, MAS and GIZ is a flagship example where the public sector, private sector and development partners come together.

At present, Sri Lanka accounts for around 1% of the global market share of apparel exports, and Sri Lanka’s apparel sector is well positioned to reach the industry’s target of $8 billion in export earnings by 2025. With these targets in sight, Sri Lanka’s apparel sector will have very high demands for skilled technicians, especially in the area of mechatronics, where the industry is moving into advance factory automations.

In order to fulfill the demand of qualified workforce in the apparel sector, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH- Vocational Training in Sri Lanka project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) partnered with Sri Lanka German Technical Institute (SLGTI) and MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd to commence a NVQ Level 5 Autonomation technician course to provide advanced theoretical and practical hands-on training for youth to work with the latest state-of-the-art machinery.

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