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  • 1. Questionnaire Presentationfor the Enhanced Mechatronics Technology for VET Instructors CourseBy Priyantha Bandara Director (Learning Resources Development) University of Vocational Technology Sri Lanka

2. Presentation Outline

  • Country Profile
  • Organizational Profile
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • JICAs Cooperation
  • Technical / Technological Issues in the occupation
  • Preferred Areas of Study
  • Implementation Strategy

3. Sri Lanka Country Profile Sri Lanka 4.

  • Name of Country:Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Area:65,610 km 2
  • Population:20.1 million
  • Community Distribution:74% Sinhalese,
  • 18% Tamils, 7% Muslims, 1% others
  • Languages:Sinhala and Tamil (official), English
  • Literacy Rate:90.8%
  • Religions:69% Buddhists, 15% Hindus, 8% Islam, 8% Christians
  • Commercial Capital:Colombo
  • Administrative Capital :Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
  • Head of State:H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Key Information 5. Key Information contd..

  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP):US$38.0 billion
  • GDP per capita:US$ 4300
  • Annual Growth Rate of Economy:6.0%
  • Rate of Inflation:10.7%
  • Major Industries:Garments, Processing of rubber, tea, coconut, gem & jewelry, leather, petroleum refining, food processing, chemicals, construction
  • Major Trading Partners:US, UK, Germany, Japan, Russia, Singapore, India, Iran, Taiwan, Belgium, Hong Kong, China, South Korea

6. University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) The University of Vocational Technology was established by the Parliament Act No. 31 of 2008 that came into effect on the 15 thOctober 2008. 7. Administrators of UNIVOTEC Vice Chancellor Professor Kapila Gunasekera Director General Mr. Hubert Kalugampitiya 8. Structure of UNIVOTEC University of Vocational Technology Faculty of Training Technology Faculty of Industrial & Vocational Technology Dept. of Construction Technology Dept. of Manufacturing Technology Dept. of Electrical & ElectronicsTechnology Dept. of Machinery Management Dept. of Training Technology Dept. of Information Technology Dept. of Fundamental Studies Dept. of Management 9. Academic Programmes

  • Bachelor of Education in Technology(B. Ed. Tec.)
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tec.) -Construction Technology - Manufacturing Technology - Electrical & Electronics Technology
  • Short term Extension Courses

10. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor Learning Resources Development & dissemination for the TVET sector.
  • Monitor the development and dissemination of Competency Standards and Curricular in the technology fields in TVET.
  • Deliver academic services as a trainer in Mechanical Engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

11. JICAs Cooperation 12. Support as a Donor 13. Technical / Technological Issues in the Occupation

  • Lack of technical know-how in specialised fields.
  • Lack of updated competencies in technical / technological areas of TVET.
  • Outdated Technology at workplace.
  • Lack of trained staff.
  • Poor liaison with the industry.

14. Preferred Areas of Study

  • Control of Pneumatics and PLC
  • Development of curriculum and teaching material on Mechatronics Technology

15. Implementation Strategy

  • Develop and deliver the Mechatronics Technology module in the Bachelor of Technology (in Manufacturing Technology) programme conducted by the Faculty of Industrial Technology.
  • Organize short term programmes for TVET trainers.
  • Contribute in updating the competency standard and curriculum on Mechatronics Technology at NVQ Level 5 and 6.

16. Thank You