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Who can apply to SLGTI?

We are open to all citizens of Sri Lanka. SLGTI is a national institution, where anyone from any part of the country could apply for studies. We especially encourage people in the North and East affected by the 30-year armed conflict to apply, including the disabled, war widows and members of female-headed households.

Eligibility for admission

All those who have passed their GCE Ordinary Level examination with six passes OR GCE Advanced Level Exam with three passes OR have obtained a National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) Level 3 certificate (in the minimum) in their chosen field of study could apply.

Fields of study at SLGTI

The fields of study offered at the SLGTI are as follows:

  • Automotive & Agricultural Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical & Electronic Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Mechanical Technology


The vocational training institute offers programmes for those who are following a career path through the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) system or follow the stream of technical colleges. Entry requirements for the related NVQ Level 4 to 6 programmes and a list of available NVQ programmes are given below. Students who meet the given requirements may apply at SLGTI accordingly:

NVQ Level-4 Programmes

  • Automobile Mechanics
  • Baker
  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Electrician
  • ICT Technician
  • Machinist
  • Motorcycle /3 Wheel Engine Mechanic
  • Refrigeration & A/C Mechanic



Pass at the GCE O/L Examination in six subjects

Bridging course for
NVQ Level-5 Programmes

  • Bridging Mechanical Technology
  • Bridging ICT Technology
  • Bridging Food Technology
  • Bridging Construction Technology
  • Bridging Automotive Technology
  • Bridging Mechatronics Technology



Successful completion of NVQ Level-3 in a relevant field or pass at the GCE A/L Examination in three subjects

NVQ Level-5 Programmes

  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Food Technology
  • ICT Technology
  • Mechatronics Technology
  • Production Technology



Successful completion of NVQ Level-4 in a relevant field or successfully complete Bridging course for NVQ Level-5

NVQ Level-6 Programmes

  • ICT Technology
  • Mechatronics Technology



Successful completion of NVQ Level-5 in a relevant field.

Programme duration

The duration of the training courses will vary according to the course structure of each programme.

Orientation Session

All incoming students are required to attend the orientation sessions.

Study hours

Classes are from 8.30am (Monday to Friday) – until 4.15pm.
Lunch break is from 12.15pm to 1.00pm.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) after theory sessions

We are committed to arranging suitable placements for our vocational trainees at recognized organisations in relevant fields in both the government and private sectors of the country.

Accommodation and lodging for students

SLGTI is able to provide accommodation for up to 144 students on site. There are separate accommodation /dormitory facilities for both male and female students. Additionally, there are possibilities for the students to find accommodation within the town of Kilinochchi.

Transportation and parking facilities

SLGTI doesn’t provide transportation to the compound. Most students arrive by Public Bus – where SLGTI students pay a reduced transportation fee (Jaffna-Kilinochchi or Vavuniya- Kilinochchi). Limited parking facilities are available near academic buildings.

Course fees

All the training programmes offered at the SLGTI are Free of Charge.

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