It is my privilege and honor to issue this message as the President of FITIS Education and Training Chapter for the Annual report 2017/18

In all regions of the world, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution has led to a major transformation of the education sector. As a result of that, the Education and Training arm of FITIS is playing a key role in empowering teachers and learners through ICT, transforming teaching and learning processes from being highly teacher-dominated to student-centered, creating and allowing for opportunities for learners to develop their creativity, problem-solving abilities, develop employability skills.

The Chapter also conducts ICT Career Guidance seminars to further make the students aware of ICT and to use ICT for education. FITIS ETC also plays an important role in the formation of the FITIS Youth Club, which is an initiation of our Chapter in collaboration of the, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Telecommunicating and Digital Infrastructure etc.

Further, year 2017 was extra special for FITIS Education and Training Chapter since we took the lead in organizing FITIS flagship event and S

ri Lanka’s largest ICT exposition, INFOTEL 2017 under the theme of “Towards a Digital Economy” focusing on how ICT and Digitalization can help various diverse sectors such as agriculture, transport and logistics, health, education, telecommunication, trading and manufacturing reach its full potential.

I take this opportunity to thank the Council Members of the Chapter, Secretariat and all other Stakeholders for supporting me in the journey of two years as the President of the Education and Training Chapter.

Thank you all and wish the Chapter and Federation all the success.

S.P. Romesh

President – FITIS Education and Training Chapter