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DIMO Academy of Technical Skills holds convocation ceremony

DATS Graduates with DIMO Management and DATS representatives at the convocation.
DATS Graduates with DIMO Management and DATS representatives at the convocation.

DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS) recently held its 31stConvocation ceremony at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), to honour the graduates of the year 2022.

The students who successfully completed the German Diploma in Automobile Mechatronics and certificate course in Automobile Mechatronics were awarded.

DATS is the first and only Vocational Education and Training (VET) institute in Sri Lanka to offer Automobile Mechatronics, which combines the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and IT aspects of an automobile into a single comprehensive competence.

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sri Lanka Holger Seubert was the Chief Guest at the convocation ceremony, which was also graced by Marie Antonia von Schönburg Chief Delegate of The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK) and Stefan Winkler, Director of the Goethe- Institute Colombo.

The event was also attended by Mahendra Kumarasinghe, Director of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, T. Senthuran, Director-Planning, Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Sri Lanka, Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman and Managing Director of DIMO, Gahanath Pandithage, Group Chief Executive Officer of DIMO, Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya, Executive Director and CHRO of DIMO and other officials.

DIMO Chairman and Managing Director Ranjith Pandithage said:” Developing vocational education is a critical factor for the Economic growth in the country. DATS plays a significant role enhancing vocational education in the country through its dynamic training courses from Automobile Mechatronics, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology to plant engineering.

All the DATS facilities are equipped with the latest training equipment, and students of both programs have the opportunity to train at DIMO’s world-class workshops for both passenger and commercial vehicles.

Apart from offering Automobile Mechatronics courses, DATS also provides a Diploma in Plant Engineering for Sanitary Heating and Air Conditioning. This is a world-class vocational qualification in modern building services, accredited by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Additionally, DATS represents FH Aachen University in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, providing opportunities for young school leavers to enter the German University System.

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