ILO partners with EDEX to launch ‘EDEX Job Fair 2014’

Published : 12:02 am  December 4, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  720 views  |  
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Recognising the important role played by EDEX for the past 10 years to empower aspiring youth in Sri Lanka to be globally competitive and to obtain decent employment by facilitating choices, options and opportunities in world class education and market relevant skills through numerous initiatives, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Colombo will partner with EDEX Expo to launch their inaugural ‘Job Fair’ to be held in January 2014. EDEX will introduce its inaugural job fair on a national scale concurrent with Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibition – EDEX Expo 2014 at BMICH, Colombo with the aim of facilitating decent employment opportunities for youth. Decent work, job-related... 


OSC and universities promote IB Diploma Program

Published : 12:00 am  December 4, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  324 views  |  

Higher education is a target for all students and parents, setting the platform for future success and career growth. At The Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) the focus is on developing responsible learners who strive for personal excellence and empower them to achieve global success. Its holistic approach to learning, respecting divergent opinions and cultures and development of confident, innovative young people embodies the spirit of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (www.ibo.org). OSC is a fully authorised IB world school, offering the IB program from Preschool to Grade 12. The IB approach to learning focuses on developing inquirers and critical thinkers, and this approach is harnessed... 


‘Right employer’ and ‘right employee’ dilemma

Published : 12:00 am  December 4, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  193 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s unemployment rate has declined to 4.0% in 2012 whilst among educated youth the unemployment rate has risen to 18.9% Source – Central Bank of Sri Lanka Annual Report 2012 A grave concern undermining the outcomes of our Free Education system exists as even the ‘cream of the crop’ that enters local universities too is often being tagged as ‘Unemployable’. Conversely, there is a continuous grouse from private sector employers that they cannot find right employees with right skills to fill various job vacancies that exist in their companies. In the backdrop of such paradoxically complex voids and mismatches both seekers of ‘right employment’ and ‘right employees’ appear... 


Unilever Sri Lanka launches ‘Jeewithayata Aruthak’

Published : 12:12 am  December 3, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  417 views  |  
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Program aimed to improve employability of Sri Lankan youth The human resources team at Unilever Sri Lanka recently launched ‘Jeewithayata Aruthak’ (A Purpose to Life), a program designed to help the youth in Sri Lanka by improving soft skills that are vital for gaining employment. The first phase of the program was conducted on 2 November at the Dehiowita National School. The concept of the program was born as a way of supporting the children of Unilever Sri Lanka’s ‘Saubhagya’ entrepreneurs. The team identified that whilst many of these young individuals were academically and technically qualified, they often lacked the soft skills needed to convert that knowledge into a profession,... 


SLIIT welcomes students for new academic year

Published : 12:11 am  December 3, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  381 views  |  

SLIIT, the leading degree awarding institute in the fields of IT, Business and Engineering, welcomes yet another batch of ambitious and motivated students. This year over 1,100 students commenced classes on 18 November and have received the opportunity to be a part of one of Sri Lanka’s finest higher education institutes. SLIIT which was established in 1999 at the BoC Merchant tower, had its first intake with just 400 students. However, today SLIIT has over 6,000 students making it a university with a difference. Over the years, SLIIT has tied up with foreign universities, established centres, expanded the range of academic programs and today according to a survey carried out by the prestigious... 


GTC to provide accessibility of international education

Published : 12:09 am  December 3, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  515 views  |  

Benefits students across the country One of the noteworthy features of a good education is its ‘accessibility’ irrespective of ethnicity, gender, caste, religion, social background and location that will result in ensuring a high level of literacy across the country. With a large number of students sitting for the GCE Advanced level examination and only a limited number of them qualifying to enter the state universities each year, students have no option but fallback on the private sector to quench their thirst for higher knowledge. However accessibility to such education has been limited to those who reside in main cities. Taking these factors into context, The Global Training Centre (GTC)... 


AeU’s MBA receives outstanding acceptance

Published : 12:01 am  December 3, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  337 views  |  

The Asia e University’s (AeU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program conducted by the Asian College of Management – currently completing its 10th batch intake since its inception – has experienced outstanding acceptance with over 150 current student enrollments from Colombo which is a significant number for an MBA. With this exceptional achievement, AeU stakes its claim as one of the foremost university MBA programs available in Sri Lanka. Popular choice “An MBA qualification is regarded as a must-have in the corporate world for young aspiring graduates, professionals and mature corporate executives. AeU has become a popular choice due to its well structured, comprehensive curriculum... 


The Overseas School of Colombo: Sri Lanka’s premier IB World School

Published : 12:01 am  November 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,497 views  |  
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    The Overseas School of Colombo provides an outstanding education for students, taking a holistic approach that develops the social and academic skills and knowledge that they will need as adults entering the world of tomorrow. It expects everyone to strive for personal excellence, and provide the truly multi-cultural environment and perspective that will ensure its students understand and appreciate the complexities of our world. Established in 1957 as a non-profit organisation, The Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) has a proud history over many years as the only internationally accredited school in Sri Lanka. OSC is a multinational English medium international school catering to... 


Professional and organisational growth with internationally endorsed training in English for business

Published : 12:00 am  November 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,826 views  |  

Organisations that would like to improve the productivity of their staff by enhancing their English communications skills are now offered high quality professional service to cater to this need. Individuals who are looking to accelerate their career growth with improved English can also take advantage of this opportunity. The special service for the business sector comes through ‘English for Business Communication’, with international benchmarks from City and Guilds International, UK. This is one of the key courses on offer at the Rainbow Institute of Communication and English. The institute, located in the heart of Bamabalapitiya is led by a group of Sri Lankans with strong professional... 


ABE to expand operations in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  November 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,842 views  |  

Now in its 40th year of operation, the Association of Business Executives (ABE) has rapidly grown to become one of the world’s leading business qualifications that have constantly evolved to keep abreast of the rapidly changing global marketplace. Its distinct advantage has been its ability to design high quality business and management qualifications that have enabled aspiring business professionals to achieve tangible progression in their careers, delivering added value to the businesses in which they work.     Plans for Sri Lanka ABE Sri Lanka Country Head Rumindra Ranasinghe outlining their plans in Sri Lanka stated: “In our increasingly competitive world you have to stand out... 


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