SLITHM gears up to launch Adventure Tourism Education

The Adventure Tourism Course Launching Ceremony will be held at The Temple Trees on 29th August 2018 at 10.00 AM.
There is large potential in Sri Lanka for the development of Adventure Tourism which is an emerging sector with possibilities of future expansion. The Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs and the Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office is assisting the tourism industry to standardize and develop adventure tourism and training in Sri Lanka.

The working group on skill development with the assistance of SLITHM, NAITA, TVEC and industry stakeholders developed the National Competency Standards (NCS) and National Unified Curriculum (NVQ Level 4) for Adventure Tourism with a view in providing recognition and quality training.

The curriculum for following occupations have been developed:

  • Watercraft Operator (Paddle Boat).
  • Watercraft Operator (Power Boat).
  • Trekking/Hiking Guide.
  • Ground Control Agent and Parachute Rigger.

This move will aid in developing the quality of above employment categories and will benefit the growth of employment opportunities in the tourism sector.

Information and image Source – Mr Aura Alahapperuma, http://www.ft.lk/travel-tourism/New-curricula-for-training-of-five-adventure-tourism-jobs/27-659590