SLT Training Centre and SLIM sign landmark agreement to develop nation’s sales workforce

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SLT-MOBITEL, the National Information & Communication Technology Solutions Provider’s Training Centre (SLTTC), the training arm of the SLT group signed a landmark agreement with the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) the National Body for Marketing in Sri Lanka, recently with aim to develop the nation’s sales workforce. 

Janaka Abeysinghe, Chief Executive Officer, SLT and Nuwan Gamage, President, SLIM institute exchanging the signed agreement.  

Based on the agreement, SLIM will deliver the proposed National Diploma of Sales Management (NDSM) programme at SLTTC. The nine-months-long curriculum includes different modules such as Digital and Social Selling; Strategic Sales Management and -Sales Forecasting; Planning and Budgeting; Managing People and Performance etc., thus developing much-needed skill sets of the sales workforce. 

The agreement was signed between Janaka Abeysinghe, CEO/SLT and Nuwan Gamage, President/ SLIM institute. Janaka Silva, GM/ Talent Development, Asiri Indika, DGM/ Talent Development Centre from SLT-MOBITEL, Sanath Senanayake, CEO/Executive Director, Mihirinie Fonseka, DGM Business Development, Asanga Seneviratne, Manager Corporate Sales from SLIM institute were also present at the occasion.

The SLTTC was initially established to develop the company’s human resource through training activities. However, currently in recognition of its programme excellence, the centre offers multiple qualifications and certificates catering to a wide group including professionals, employees of private and public sector institutes and the general public. 

Today, the centre imparts valuable knowledge and vast practical experience gathered over many years and takes pride in building Sri Lanka’s knowledge economy. Through affiliation with reputed qualifying bodies, SLTTC offers courses such as the City & Guilds (UK) and Pearson (UK), technician certificates and HND diplomas especially in the fields of electrical, electronic and telecommunications. 

SLTTC has been further recognized by the University of Hertfordshire through a franchise agreement with the centre, to deliver a three-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Degree programme. The University of Hertfordshire is among the top 1,000 universities in the world and, SLTTC holds the sole franchise for its BEng (Hons) Engineering Degree programmes in South Asia. 

SLTTC also offers many Tertiary and Vocational training courses developed in-house in wide fields such as Outside Plant network, Data communication, IT, Management, etc. As a Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission, (TVEC) approved institute, the Centre ensures high quality training courses that not only offer theoretical knowledge but imparts necessary practical skills.

SLIM was incorporated by Act No. 41 of 1980 of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and has been promoting marketing excellence and elevating the status of marketing since 1970. The Institute functions as the South Asia Secretariat of the Asia Marketing Federation, which is member of the World Marketing Association. SLIM offers a number of diversified but focused marketing qualifications such as the Professional Certificate in Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and National Diploma in Sales Management. In addition, the institute offers customized training programmes for corporates, ranging from certificate level to diploma level qualifications.

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