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Hayleys Plantations’ field officers obtain NVQ skills passport

2 August, 2020

The Hayleys Plantations Sector set a new benchmark for human resource development following the selection of 100 Field Officers representing Talawakelle Tea Estates, Kelani Valley Plantations  and Horana Plantations for the NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) and the first-ever National Skills Passport (NSP) program in the plantations industry. 

  The NSP system is part of a broad e-documentation initiative aimed at enhancing employment and livelihood opportunities for passport holders by collating their skills, expertise and experience across different sectors of the economy. 

The National Skills Passport is a tri-partite initiative of the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC), International Labour Organization (ILO), Colombo Office and Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) with the technical support of the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA). It was launched under the guidance of the Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations Ministry. 

  Selected Field Officers who completed the final evaluations by NAITA assessors were felicitated at Temple Trees recently.

“When skill development is combined with technology, we are able to create powerful new opportunities.

 As an organisation that has won global acclaim for our efforts to raise the quality of living for our employees, Hayleys Plantations is proud to have been the first to support our employees in joining a digitally empowered workforce and help innovate new solutions to resolve long-standing challenges in our industry,” Hayleys Plantations Managing Director Dr. Roshan Rajadurai said.