Study visit to German supported training institutes in Asia – 13 Sri Lankan delegates from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, NAITA and the VTN project participated in the study visit to Germany-supported training institutes in Asia from 14-24, November 2012. At the end of the visit, participants obtained firsthand information on the way how such training institutions are managed. They observed innovative approaches, learned how training on production / services has been introduced successfully and acquired a clearer idea of how the community involvement is ensured. Delegates exchanged experiences and issues with the managers and trainers of visited institutions. Furthermore, they examined the areas of collaboration (training of trainers, trainee exchange programs) and learned how the training matches the needs of society as well as the industry.