CICT Partners NAITA to offer training for Quay Crane Operators

04th September 2016

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) is support the National Apprentice & Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) of Sri Lanka by providing facilities for training Quay Crane (QC) operators at the Colombo South Terminal.  A new initiative under CICT’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the partnership will see the first batch of 10 selected NAITA students undergoing on-the-job training on CICT’s state-of-the-art quay cranes, according to a company media release. Additionally, as part of its support to NAITA, CICT recently presented 20 desktop computers to the Authority for the use of its students.

“Supporting the needs of the community is always a priority for CICT,” the company’s CEO Ray Ren said. “As the market leader in terminal operations and skills building, we believe we should invest in skills development for Sri Lanka’s youth. The company has undertaken to bear the risk of providing high value machinery to train NAITA students through a structured training programme using its own internal expertise, because of our commitment to the country.”  He said the value of the training programme is enhanced by the opportunity it provides these students to gain experience in a multi-national environment in a state-of-the-art facility offering specific technology and knowledge.

The inauguration of the CICT QC Operator Vocational Training for Sri Lankan Youth programme and the donation of computers took place at the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) recently with the participation of the CICT CEO, General Manager Commercial & Marketing – Tissa Wickramasinghe, General Manager – Human Resources Manjula Karalliyadde, Director Training at NAITA Nirosha Subodhini and District Manager NAITA Thusitha Thilakawardane.

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