SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider’s education arm, the SLT Training Centre (SLTTC) has introduced a new Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering Course (Level 3), from the world-recognised, UK education body, enabling students who have completed their O/L examination to keep alive their dream of becoming an engineer a reality. SLTTC is recognised as a premier educational institution, empowering the youth by developing knowledge and requisite skills sets in pursuit of affordable higher education while also contributing significantly to building the nation’s ICT ecosystem. Understanding the need to support students who seek to fast track their education after completing the O/L examination and aspire to become Engineers, SLTTC have introduced the International Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering Course (UK) with a duration of only six months, equipping learners with the knowledge, understanding and employability skills. Upon completion of this Foundation course, students can continue their aspirations through three elective pathways conducted at SLTTC. Students can select the Pearson BTEC – Engineering Higher National Diploma (HND) in Digital Technology or Electrical & Electronics. Students can also enrol in UK’s prestigious high-ranking University of Hertfordshire’s BEng (Hons) Engineering Degree programmes conducted at SLTTC to pursue an engineering career. Notably, SLTTC is the sole franchiser in South Asia for the University of Hertfordshire’s BEng (Hons) Engineering Degree programmes. The University is accredited by the Washington Accord and recognised by the University Grants Commission in Sri Lanka. While SLTTC delivers high-quality University programmes at an extremely affordable price, the University’s MSc Program is also available via SLTTC and discount scholarships are applicable for local students. Students who complete the degree programme are also entitled to a two-year post work permit in the UK. Pioneering education for the telecom sector, SLTTC’s new Pearson BTEC HND in Digital Technology is the first-time ever to be offered in the country for students. Awarded also by Pearson UK, this course is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways leading to the degree or master’s levels. In addition, students who have concluded their O/Ls can also enrol in the SLTTC conducted Certificate in Applied Information Technology or the Certificate in Telecommunication Technician (NVQ 3 or 4). For students who have completed their A/Ls in the Physical Science and Engineering Technology streams, the University of Hertfordshire’s BEng (Hons) Engineering Degrees are distinguished pathways. Moreover, students from Bio science or Physical Science streams who have also completed their A/Ls can enrol in the SLTTC conducted Pearson BTEC (Level 5) HND in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The Pearson BTEC HND in Business is another world-recognised course offered through SLTTC for students after their A/Ls. Based on students’ A/L results, SLTTC awards up to 30% scholarships to talented students. All Pearson awarded courses are monitored closely by the awarding body and instruction is by highly qualified, internationally recognized local lecture panel. Showcasing the success of its graduands, SLTTC proudly acknowledges that more than 10 students were awarded 1st Class Honors during the past consecutive years Providing easy access for students, SLTTC’s main courses are conducted at its modern Welisara faculty which is located a few minutes from the Kerawalapitiya Highway. Students study in comfortable amenities including fully-equipped laboratories with advanced equipment, a vast library, canteen, sports and recreational facilities including a hostel with provision for accommodation. While students have to undergo valuable six months industrial training at SLT, to support students in their journey towards higher education and their dream careers, SLTTC is offering easy payment schemes with a 5% discount for the full payment.