Albert A. Page Institute of Food Business (AAPI)

The Albert A. Page Institute of Food Business was established in 2006 in response to the needs of young Sri Lankans from rural areas. As Cargills expanded its presence in regional Sri Lanka it understood the true potential of rural youth who were either under-employed or unemployed due to the lack of professional skills. On the other hand the value derived to our economy from unskilled labor employed overseas is significant. Unskilled migrant labor sourced largely from rural Sri Lanka draws the highest foreign exchange earnings to the country. This further encouraged Cargills to work towards the capacity-building of rural youth.

In response AAPI, a non-profit independent entity, functions under the following mandate,

  • To establish and operate Education Institute for vocational training, professional studies as academic courses

  • To award diploma, certificates, degrees for such courses

  • To obtain accreditation form other academic institutions local or foreign

  • To act as agents for other academic institutions

AAPI Vision

To be a premier professional educational institute that contributes to the stability and growth of human resources in the food business

AAPI Mission

Enhance skills and expertise in the food Manufacturing, Marketing, Retailing, Food service, Food Safety, or Food Business with internationally recognized qualifications