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The Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka(VTA) was established on 16th August 1995 under the Act No.12 of 1995.It was a concept of His Excellency the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was the Hon. Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training.
The VTA was established with the intent of skills for employment Manpower Division-the training arm of Labor Department that was running Technical and Vocational Education and training programs in many parts of Sri Lanka, Was converted to the newly constitute Vocational Training Authority making vocational training more accessible to rural youth and depressed segments of the country.
VTA facilitate the fulfillment of the global skilled employment demand by developing competencies in individuals through modern methods and technologies in vocational training and education.