Hirdaramani Group creates winning presence at inaugural EDEX Job Fair

Published : 12:00 am  January 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  664 views  |  

The Hirdaramani Group’s notable presence at the inaugural EDEX job fair added credence to the Group’s commitment to empower the country’s youth. With a team of experienced HR andindustry experts on hand, the Hirdaramani team conducted one on one discussions with over 2,000 individuals who visited their stall at EDEX EXPO 2014.  The team provided immediate career guidance and information on opportunities. EDEX, is the largest and most comprehensive National Higher Education and Careers Expo in Sri Lanka and isheld annually in Colombo and Kandy. The launch of the Job Fair is aimed at providing an opportunity for youth ready for the ‘world of work’ to interact directly with employers,... 

UCSC deploys first-ever government vCloud

Published : 12:08 am  January 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  2,002 views  |  
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University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) became the first-ever governmental institute and first-ever academic institution to own a Software Defined Data Centre powered by Vmware vCloud suite. With this new Development University of Colombo School of Computing now has a private cloud infrastructure consisting of Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Management technologies that enables Server Virtualisation, Network and Security Virtualisation, Storage Virtualisation, Operations Management, Availability, Automation, Orchestration and Provisioning. This allows the UCSC to automate most of the data centre operations, centralise the management of IT operations and create a highly reliable ICT infrastructure... 

Mercury Institute offers ACCA certificate and diploma in IFRS

Published : 12:07 am  January 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  5,982 views  |  

As Sri Lanka gets ready for compliance with the International Financial Reporting Standards, finance professionals may wish to update and certify their knowledge through ACCA Certificate and Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards. ACCA and their only platinum status tuition provider in Sri Lanka, Mercury Institute of Management have collaborated to make this qualification available in Sri Lanka to enable finance professionals to update their knowledge and also to certify the competency gained in this specialised field. The IFRS certificate and diploma addresses international financial reporting and first time application of international financial reporting standards and is designed... 

Apex’s Nipuni Hansika bags world first in Performance Operations at CIMA 2013 examination

Published : 12:03 am  January 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,052 views  |  

Text and Pic by P.D. DE SILVA K.A. Nipuni Hansika a student of Apex Business Academy in the Southern Province has won the world prize for ‘Performance Operations’ at the CIMA Operational stage examination held in November 2013. This is the first and only world prize a Sri Lankan has secured at the November 2013 examination conducted by CIMA and is the first southerner to win a world prize at any examinations conducted by the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Nipuni a brilliant student of Southland College Galle passed the GCE Advanced Level examination in 2012 with 3As offering Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. “I joined Apex Business Academy because my parents and teachers... 

SLIIT commences enrolment for Sheffield Hallam University and Curtin University Degree programs

Published : 12:05 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  964 views  |  
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For over a decade, SLIIT has been recognised as the premier degree awarding institute in the country which provides a broad scope of academic opportunities for students in the fields of Computing, Business and Engineering. SLIIT has been affiliated with over 26 prestigious universities in UK, Australia, USA and Canada. SLIIT has now commenced enrolment of students for the undergraduate degree programs of Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Curtin University, Australia which are conducted at SLIIT. SLIIT and Sheffield Hallam University have been in partnership for many years. The three year BBA (Hons) degrees in Business Management will be conducted by an experienced in-house lecture panel to... 

CA Sri Lanka rewards island’s best AL achievers 

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,207 views  |  

The number one leader in accounting education in the country, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently rewarded the best and the brightest of the 2013 Advanced Level Commerce Stream students with full scholarships to pursue a rewarding career in chartered accounting. At a function held recently at the Rathnawali Balika Vidyalaya, Gampaha under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Bandula Gunawardena, CA Sri Lanka President Arjuna Herath awarded scholarships to three students from the school, including Erandi Kanchana, the island’s first and best student in the2013 Advanced Level commerce stream. He also awarded CA Sri Lanka scholarships to Lasanthi... 

‘NFresher’ internship program for school leavers from Nations Trust Bank

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  43 Comments  |  3,266 views  |  

Nations Trust Bank launched the first ever ‘NFresher’ program with the objective of attracting school leavers to join the banking industry in order to prepare a young and knowledgeable workforce for tomorrow. Eighteen students who completed their Advance Levels were offered the opportunity to spend their time fruitfully while awaiting their exam results, working as team members at Nations Trust Bank branches, thus gaining valuable work experience. This initiative has resulted in integrating their secondary education with professional knowledge and skills gained through practical on the job work experience in the banking industry. The NFreshers were trained by the Nations Trust Bank Learning... 

ACCA qualification assists students to excel in range of careers

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  591 views  |  

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a highly recognised qualification both here and abroad, where students now find themselves pursuing their dreams and reaching towards their goals. Amongst them are Sajeev Manoharan, currently serving as a Senior Analyst at ICRA Lanka Limited the third Credit Rating Agency in Sri Lanka, Ishantha Tennakoon, Executive Finance at the Colombo Stock Exchange and Zulfath Saheed Business Journalist at Media Services Limited. Sajeev speaking of his experience in competing the qualification said, “The ACCA qualification has clear and concise guidelines in the curriculum that include, sustainable management accounting and analysis, which I was... 

SLF launches professional English program for NAITA staff

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  564 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) the centre for leadership, education and training in Sri Lanka incorporated under the Sri Lanka Foundation Law No.31 of 1973 is under the direct purview of the presidential secretariat and is managed by a board chaired by Prof. Ranjith Bandara. The National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) has been established under part II of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990 as the successor to the National Apprenticeship Board (NAB) incorporated under the National Apprenticeship Act no. 49 of 1971. According to an MOU signed between two parties a couple of months back, both parties intend to create a forum to pool shared resources and... 

Scholarships for USA’s Priyanthi warmly received at Indian Hills

Published : 12:03 am  January 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  2,411 views  |  
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Indian Hills Community College was recently paid a visit by Priyanthi Dissanayake from Scholarships for USA. Priyanthi is a promoter of US education for international students, and since 2001 she has been very successful in helping youth from Sri Lanka gain access to top colleges and universities. So the folks at Indian Hills were thrilled that she made the two-year school in Ottumwa, Iowa one of her stops as she looks to find a good fit for Lankan youth at US schools. One of the first people that Priyanthi talked to was Dr. Matt Thompson, Indian Hills Vice President, Academic Affairs. Thompson told her about IHCC’s past collaboration with four-year schools in Iowa and throughout the Midwestern... 

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