In Sri Lanka, there exists many opportunities for youth to progress towards a career in technical and mechanical related areas such as motor mechanic and machine operators etc. However, the lack of a recognised qualification for construction equipment mechanics has hindered the advancement of this important cadre. Though some courses are available, United Tractor & Equipment (Pvt) Ltd (UTE) is the only company in the forefront to provide two internationally recognised training programmes at its state-of-art- training facility.

Importantly, this is one of the most sought after certificate course available in Sri Lanka for Construction Machinery with a NVQ Level 4 qualification. UTE’s unique relationship of seven decades with Caterpillar has paved the way for the curriculum of this programme to be approved by world renowned Caterpillar USA, the number one construction equipment company in the world.

Another distinct aspect of the NCCEM programme conducted is that it also paves the way for participants to receive two internationally acclaimed certifications. During the course of the NCCEM programme, after a period of one and a half years, further training by Caterpillar covering areas such as Electrical, Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Hydraulic, Powertrain, Brakes and Air-conditioning will also be conducted.

Participants are able to leverage the best training in the industry via access to Caterpillar University e-Learning training modules and receive both the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 04 and the Caterpillar 07 Fundamental System Service Training certificates.

The training programme is ideally suited for participants within the ages 18-23 and after successfully completing the course, based on an evaluation, participants are assured of employment at UTE.  The training programme will be conducted at UTE’s state-of-the-art multi-million dollar training center equipped with all the necessary facilities to host successful sessions.Built with an investment of Rs. 200 million, the center is furnished with ten Engine Workstations, a Tractor Dozer, a Computer Room, a Hydraulic Laboratory and other sophisticated equipment. The new intake for 2017 for the NCCEM programme will begin shortly in January.