The Advanced Construction Training Academyis the training arm of the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL). ACTA was established as a model training centre with Public and Private sector Partnership (PPP) to serve the construction industry sector. ACTA is the only training centre with ISO 9001-2008 IWA II standard certification in the construction industry at present. ACTA is considered as one of the successful projects of Agence Francasie De Development (AFD) of the Government of France. AFD has made a considerable financial contribution to establish ACTA and to provide technical consultancy services for training & development.
ACTA is also registered with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) as a Training Provider (TVEC Reg. No. PO1/0358). ACTA is the only Public - Private Partnership organization authorized by TVEC to conduct diploma programs at NVQ Level 5 & 6.
ACTA has already received accreditation from EDEXCEL - UK to conduct BTEC HND Programs in Quantity Surveying.
Further more, ACTA is recognized by Northumbria University – UK. Those who successfully complete Diploma level courses at ACTA are eligible to enter Northumbria University to follow Degree level programs.
The Board of Management ACTA is represented by both public and private sector institutions involved in the construction Industry. Accordingly the Secretary to the Ministry of “Housing, Construction & Common Amenities”, Chairman, of “Institute for Construction Training & Development” (ICTAD) and a senior official from the Treasury are Ex officio Members of the ACTA Board of Management. The Chairman of the NCASL serves as the Chairman of the ACTA. Besides, four senior directors from NCASL are also included in the ACTA Board of Management.
ACTA Commenced conducting training in October 2007. At present ACTA conducts a number of full time and part time programs, mostly for the construction industry. ACTA also conducts a number of other high demanding programs which are related to the construction industry.
Participants in most our training programs are represented by both public & private sector institutions such as State Engineering Co-operation, Department of Education, Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Three Armed Forces, Colombo Municipal Council, Road Development Authority, National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority, Ceylon German Technical Training Institute etc.