New Zealand Career College promotes Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Published : 12:00 am  August 23, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  692 views  |  

New Zealand Career College (NZCC) offers Diploma in Procurement and Supply (level 7) in an exclusive tie-up with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) as the only approved study center in New Zealand opens up excellent job opportunities in various fields in New Zealand. New Zealand Career College (NZCC) is a New Zealand Government funded private tertiary education provider with category one ranking (the highest possible indicator of performance). NZCC has six campuses spread in Aukland, Wellington, Christchurch,Waitakare and Manukau with over 900 students enrolled of which about 100 are overseas students. The Diploma in procurement and supply is designed to expand practical Knowledge... 

Leo Burnett holds Master Class Program Awards 2013

Published : 12:02 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,336 views  |  
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By Sarah Hannan The Leo Burnett Master Class Program Awards 2013 took place on 16 August at the 80 Club, Colombo 7. Fourteen interns graduated at this ceremony, marking a new milestone for Leo Burnett. Leo Burnett Director – People and Culture Kumudini Gomes in her opening address explained that the program had a lifespan of five weeks which saw 14 successful interns out of the 60 applicants that were short-listed to undergo the maiden Master Class Program. She further explained that all these interns were undergrad students in the field of marketing communications, with a mentor and buddy assigned to each of them during the program’s duration. “The 14 interns were separated into four teams... 

Uditha Devapriya launches book “The Islanders”

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  622 views  |  

Uditha Devapriya a 19 year old L.L.B and ACCA student who did his primary education at Lyceum International School Nugegoda is to launch his second novel “The Islanders” at the Mahaweli Centre on 1 September at 3:30 p.m. The Chief Guest at the occasion will be Prof. Carlo Fonseka and the Guest of Honour is to be Dr. Samitha Samanmali.  Read More →

SKAL International Colombo inducts first ever “Young SKAL” members

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  522 views  |  

12 August was a red-letter day for SKAL International Colombo when they inducted their first ever “Young SKAL” members into the club at the monthly meeting held at the Taj Samudra in Colombo. SKAL Colombo has a 59-year history in Sri Lanka being formed in 1954 and has seen many eminent persons in the travel industry taking their oaths as members but for the first time, inducted four young members who will have to keep the flag flying for SKAL in Sri Lanka in the future. Recognising the need to bring in young tourism professionals into the movement, SKAL International created a new category of membership titled “Young SKAL”, a few years ago.  The mission of Young Skal is to enrol young... 

Ladies College OGA Quiz night on 6 September

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  487 views  |  

Jehan Mendis and Navin Ratnayake, quiz masters extraordinaire and hosts of the famous Barefoot Garden Cafe quiz night, are back once again to host the Ladies’ College OGA quiz night to be held on Friday 6 September 2013 at 6.30 p.m. at the school hall. Quiz lovers are welcome to tax their IQs to the maximum on a myriad of topics such as current events, sports, music, movies, geography, history, entertainment and fashion. Old girls can bring friends and family of both sexes. Old boys of LC who are members of the OGA will be considered “LCites” for this purpose and can form their own table just like an old girl.  Tables can be booked for a minimum of five and a maximum of seven participants.... 

11-year-old UK schoolgirl has higher IQ than Albert Einstein

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  490 views  |  

London(ANI): A schoolgirl, from Northampton, has scored the highest marks possible on a Mensa IQ test, which were even higher than those of renowned scientists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell, 11, was named one of the smartest people in UK after she scored 162 on the Cattell B scale, the Daily Express reported. Cerys, who is one of the youngest people to have sat for the test as it is only offered to kids aged over 10 and a half, gave the supervised test with her father Dean, who is already a member of Mensa and has an IQ of 142. She said that her primary aim was to beat her dad, who is very smart, but she didn’t expect to beat him by such a huge margin. Meanwhile,... 

HSBC and British Council seek emerging young entrepreneurs

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  640 views  |  

By Kinita Shenoy HSBC and the British Council officially launched their joint project, the ‘HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards’, which is in its third year, at a press conference on Thursday 15 August. The HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards (YEA) is a business plan contest that is aimed at recognising and supporting young entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and supporting them to start their own businesses. The contest is open to Sri Lankan undergraduates, postgraduates and students aged 16 to 26 years representing universities, private higher education institutions, technical and vocational institutions and professional training bodies in Sri Lanka. Interested applicants can apply under any of the industry... 

Thames College holds first-ever graduation ceremony in tourism and hospitality

Published : 7:14 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,082 views  |  
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Thames College held its graduation ceremony for tourism and hospitality management students on 5 August 2013 at the Hilton Colombo Residence. It was the first-ever graduation for hospitality and tourism management from a private educational institute in Sri Lanka.  Read More →

New intake for internationally recognised DITEC Information Technology Diploma

Published : 7:12 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  2 Comments  |  1,443 views  |  

ESOFT, the country’s largest network of information technology training centres, has started recruiting new students for the DITEC Diploma Course, Sri Lanka’s only information technology diploma with international recognition. The specialty of this Diploma course is that the students completing the course successfully get the opportunity of obtaining two certificates. One certificate is given by ESOFT Institute of Computer Studies and that certificate is printed in Malaysia conforming to international standards and cannot be counterfeited. The other certificate is given by EDEXCEL International of the UK. ESOFT has entered into an MOU with EDEXCEL International to enable them to present their... 

SAITM-AIT engineering graduates dive into local and foreign industries

Published : 7:12 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  768 views  |  

A few weeks since graduation, a set of fully qualified and energetic young engineers have already taken up their duties in engineering careers in both Sri Lankan and international firms. This new generation of dynamic BSc. (honours) engineers is the product of a unique and pioneering league of local private sector higher education provided by the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Malabe, together with the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. The SAITM engineering program is unique in the sense that all of its students get the best of both Sri Lankan and foreign engineering education and industry experience. Students have the privilege of... 

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