A study visit to German-Malaysian Training Institute (GMI) was organized by GIZ VTN Project for 8 Management Staff of Sri Lanka – German Training Institute (SLGTI) from 20th to 26th November 2016. The weeklong visit covered training on Teaching Methods, Curricula development, and other areas and also had discussions on practical issues. The aim of the visit is to learn and share the GMI experiences and best practices which could be useful for the Sri Lanka – German Training Institute (SLGTI). The Management team of SLGTI studied and analyzed TVET systems and practices in Malaysia in general and GMI in particular, obtain information through discussions with relevant actors (e.g. vocational training specialists and decision-makers), share knowledge, exchange ideas and identify possibilities for future cooperation. The participants got an understanding on best practices regarding innovative models with regard to quality assurance in TVET in order to identify quality assurance aspects best suited to SLGTI, which includes among others career guidance, social marketing, student recruitment, training delivery, continuous and summative assessments, certification, interaction with industry and placement & monitoring of on the job training etc.
The German-Malaysian Institute was established in the year 1991 for advanced skills training. The GMI is a joint venture between the governments of Malaysia and Germany. It is conducting diploma level courses on Industrial Electronics, Production Technology, German A-Level preparatory programme and other short courses.