S4IG’s Phase 2 (2020-2024) is all about partnerships! We recognise our partners as powerful allies in fostering systemic, lasting change in the tourism skill development sector. We seek to partner with organisations across the public and private sector, with our current partners including key government agencies, training bodies, peak private sector industry bodies and a wide variety of businesses and enterprises of all sizes.
Our partnerships are collaborative, with a co-creation approach at their heart. We bring our technical expertise from Phase 1 of S4IG and focus on co-creating long term initiatives that build capacity within our partners, uplifting and supporting them to deliver successful inclusive, innovative, and tailored initiatives in skill development.
The Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) was established in 1991 as the national regulator, facilitator and standards setter for technical and vocational education and training. In this respect, their primary responsibilities include policy formulation, planning, development, coordination and quality assurance.
The modernisation of TVEC under the Government's ‘Vistas of Splendour’ program includes four key principles. These also underpin S4IG’s approach in developing and demonstrating inclusive skill development models, namely: relevance, quality, flexibility and access/inclusion.
The following are the main objectives of the S4IG and TVEC partnership:
The National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) provides vocational skills through apprenticeship training for youth between 16-35 years and annually recruits nearly 14,000 trainees through their island-wide provincial network.
The following are the main objectives of the S4IG and NAITA partnership:
Established in 2007, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is the official government institution tasked with regulating the tourism industry in the country. SLTDA is responsible for tapping into Sri Lanka's natural potential to expand and enhance its tourism offering. They aim to position and develop Sri Lanka as a leading destination for international visitors, in addition to benefiting investors and supporting communities in a sustainable manner. The following are the main objectives of the S4IG and SLTDA partnership:
Established in 1973, FCCISL is the apex body for Sri Lankan businesses. It is the most widespread business organisation with member bodies from all districts and provinces of Sri Lanka. As an umbrella organisation of the private sector, the FCCISL plays a key role in promoting business and industry in the country by providing members with a wide spectrum of services. These range from advisory, consultative, promotional, information-sharing and representative services.
Since 2017 S4IG has worked with FCCISL to support inclusive economic growth opportunities along the tourism value chain via an integrated approach to skills development in four districts (Trincomalee, Ampara, Batticaloa, and Polonnaruwa). FCCISL has coordinated all four District Chambers to implement workplace based Foundational Hospitality Skills Development programs. It has ensured the development of industry validated curriculum/modules, as well as ensured quality delivery of the modules by assessing and issuing certificates to successful participants.
The following are the main objectives of the S4IG and FCCISL partnership:
The Chefs Guild of Lanka is an association of professional chefs committed to the professional development of all chefs and cooks in Sri Lanka. Initiated in 1988, it has grown over the past two decades and now boasts membership from over 180 hotels across the nation. The Chefs Guild of Lanka received its charter into The World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) at the World Congress in Frankfurt in 1992, as the 37th member nation.
The following are the main objectives of the S4IG and Chefs Guild of Lanka partnership: