The recently resettled village Verugal is situated about 55 km away from Trincomalee town on the Batticaloa – Trincomalee highway. This VTA Training Centre opened on 20th August 2015 and can be seen as a milestone in the vocational training sector in Trincomalee district.
Verugal is situated in an area that was severely affected by the three decades of armed conflict in Sri Lanka. The people living here are the hapless victims of prolonged conflict. The economic development of the area has therefore lagged behind the rest of the country and the province. In a post-conflict situation, vocational training at this Centre provides an invaluable oportunity for youth in this area to gain a skills based education that has been so out of reach for them in the past.
In its initial phase, three fields of technical training are being conducted at this Centre:
- Wood Craftsman
- Construction Craftsman