SOS Vocational Training Centre, Monaragala, was dedicated to public service on 22nd January 2007. SOS Vocational Training Centre in Monaragala, continues its charism to empower underprivileged youth by providing them competitive employable skill training, which in turn, will lead them to gain dependable employment that will help them to shape their future, and thereby to develop respective communities, in which they live.
SOS VTC Monaragala has been registered and accredited its ongoing courses under Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission in Sri Lanka, according to clause no. 14 of Tertiary and Vocational Education Act no. 20 of 1990. The criteria for training institution registration were gazetted in the government gazette (extraordinary) no. 887/8 dated 7th September 1995. The purpose of the criteria is to assure the quality and relevance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector. Adequacy and relevance of infrastructure, training equipment, staff qualifications, curriculam and training delivery, are evaluated at the assessment for registration. We provide National Vocational Qualification Levels up to level 3, for successful trainees of SOS VTC Monaragala in collaboration with TVEC in Sri Lanka.
Also we have established the Quality Management System, based on ISO 9001 – 2008 and in association with Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission in Sri Lanka.
We have a deliberate policy of bringing in new value addition each year, for the benefit of trainees. In keeping with this policy, a Career Guidance Unit is intoruced, parallel to the Quality Management System, operating at SOS VTC, which have paved way for the success of youth who undergo training.
Also a Management Review Committee meeting is held once a year with the participation of National Director or the Deputy National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka, to assure the smooth function of SOS VTC. Besides skill training, various activities such as career guidance, productivity, sexual health, entrepreneurship, are organized for trainees that will eventually prepare themselves, to enhance their career prospects, to be experts in their respective fields.
Academic progress at SOS VTC is considerably high, when compared to other technical collages and vocational training centers in the district.