THE Construction Industry Training Authority (CITA) was chosen as a platform for study recently by a team from its overseas counterpart - the Institute for Construction Training and Development, Sri Lanka. Since the CITA has 20 years of experience in training and educating the workforce of the Hong Kong construction industry, the Sri Lanka study group was eager to learn its structure and undertakings, , particularly in areas like training programmes for supervisors and managers, curriculum development, publicity activities and programme financing. Apart from taking part in discussions, the group also toured centres at Kowloon Bay and Flat Hill Open Training Ground to see students training on site. The authority also arranged discussions with the Department of Building of Real Estate at Hong Kong Polytechnic, and the Building and Civil Engineering Training Board of the Vocational Training Council. CITA executive director Albert Tong said: ''We are grateful to receive the Sri Lanka study group. It acknowledges our reputation for endeavours and dedication in training the workforce of the Hong Kong construction industry.'' Established in September 1975, CITA is aimed at establishing and maintaining industrial training centres and providing courses for the construction industry. It operates three centres in Kowloon Bay, Kwai Chung and Aberdeen, and a fourth one in Sheung Shui is under construction.