National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka

    About Us

    The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka is an institution established to perform an important role of work under the Ministry of Public Administratin, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs.It takes responsibilities for work such as assisting to implement the policies pertaining to Human Resources Development and by giving priority in all the activities of Human Resources Development under the powers vested upon the said institute.Its main objective as an higher institution is provide information and direction, to the Minister and The Government, on all aspects of Human Resource Development.

    Responsibilities and role of the Council,

    Employment, Training, Education, Utilization of Science and Technology, upliftment of living standards, planning social security for under-privileged groups and submitting recommendations to The Minister of plans and programs of Human Resources Development in keeping with the national policy.

    Monitoring, investigating and reviewing of relevant policy plans and programs , taking the initiative to implement the projects operating with relative institutions and Carrying out programs in connection with the other subjects stated in the Act with the consent of the Minister in charge of the subject.


    Education and vocational training: lessons learnt from Singapore

    In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew, the eminent leader and founding father of Singapore, once said that he wants to build Singapore as Sri Lanka. But what has happened today? Sri Lanka is lagging behind Singapore in many aspects. Singapore has no natural resources like other developed countries, the only major resource she has the human resource. A country which effectively invests in human capital leads to dynamic growth and development of the economy. Leadership is also considered as one of the most important components of human resource.

    Asia Skills Leaders Forum for the year 2017, organised by the Institute of Technical Education Services (ITES) and the Subsidiary of Institute of Technical Education Singapore, delivered speeches by the experts and study visits to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Central, West and East colleges. About 60 TVET Leaders from 16 countries in South, East and South-West Asia participated in this forum. 
    Singapore is known as the “red dot” in Asia, having a total population of 5.6 million. It is well-known for having the highest per capita income in the world, since it reached up to $ 52962 in 2016. Singapore maintains a remarkable unemployment rate of 2.1%, due to its efficient human resource development system. A well-developed school education and vocational training system is functioning under the purview of the Ministry of Education. Further, it has an integrated system for education, TVET, and industry. Singapore has five development stages from the 1960s, and TVET system has been updated accordingly.



    Future Ready Workforce



    N Novelty
    H Humanity
    R Realistic/Rational
    D Dedication
    C Citizen-Focus
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