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Disabled War Heroes complete vocational training

Disabled War Heroes complete vocational training

[January 20  2018]

A group of more than 170 differently-able Army War Heroes after successfully completing vocational training to qualify for the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) standards received their certificates during a ceremony at the Defence Services College auditorium on Friday (19th January).

The ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

Training modules were conducted by the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) at the Army Ranaviru Resources Centre (RRC) at Hekitta, Wattala. The modules include domestic appliance repairing, carpentry (buildings), electrical wiring, plumbing, computer hardware, computer operator, aluminum fabrication, hair dressing and beauty culture, three-wheeler and motorbike repairing, landscaping and mobile phone repairing, etc.

More than 385 disabled War Heroes are under training to acquire NVQ qualifications at the RRC at present.127 disabled soldiers are currently following basic level NVQ courses while 261 are following level 3 and 4 of the NVQ courses.

The RRC has so far provided vocational training to 1176 to disable War Heroes of the Army.

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