The ITCGU is responsible for planning and organizing activities in guiding students for gainful employment prospects in the fields of engineering. Career guidance has been recognized as an important part of the education and training that the undergraduate has to be exposed to. The undergraduates are assisted by the ITCGU to select their future careers to suit their abilities, wishes and expectations. This is to be achieved by means of enhancing the undergraduates with the necessary attitude, motivation and the skills demanded by the engineering organizations both in the state and private sector. The ITCGU will liaise with these industrial sector establishments to organize capacity building sessions to develop the skills required for the present-day job market among undergraduates. These will include orientation of the undergraduates to develop the career-related skills such as communication skills, leadership and teamwork skills, managerial skills, marketing and entrepreneurial skills.
It will maintain links with these organizations and exchange information mutually benefiting both. The ITCGU collaborates with the Career Guidance Unit of the University of Peradeniya.