Department of Technical Education and Training, which commenced with the establishment of Technical school in 1893, with 25 students and has completed 122 years of services. This Department, which was established under the Education Act of Sri Lanka was converted to a grade one Department in the year 1994.
Currently this Department is functions under the purview of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training. This Department provides new Technical and Technology Education and Training to Sri Lankan youth community from 09 Colleges of Technology and 30 Technical Colleges, which were established, cover all Districts in the Is- land. Courses are conducting in Sinhala, Tamil and English medium in these colleges, which execute vast role for training Technologists, who have high demand in National and International job market. New courses, which appropriate to the demand in job market, are implemented by these Colleges and currently Courses are conducting as appropriate to new technology, by continues updating. There is possibility to produce competent skilled craftsmen relevant to various professionals and a great opportunity may provide to uplift their living standards through the employment opportunities of industry field which contribute to the development pro- cess of the country.