LAHES committed to uplift Lankan corporate sector

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,270 views  |  

To uplift the education sector and to provide equal opportunities for all masses of the population, LAUGFS Higher Education Services Ltd., the education arm of Laugfs Holdings, was established in 2011. Continuing to uplift the corporate sector since its inception by extending structured learning programs to those on the lookout for skill development, the institute has so far produced and released 800 qualified individuals. With the objective of filling the gap prevailing in the local job market and the education sector, LAHES Director and CEO Vindhya Weeratunga shared the contribution made by the institute to the two key areas that is a source for the corporate sector. In an interview with the... 


Up-skilling students in the north

Published : 12:03 am  August 27, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  575 views  |  
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In a unique partnership, HSBC Sri Lanka together with HSBC Global Service Centre (GSC) joined Sri Lanka Unites, a youth movement for hope and reconciliation, to empower students in the Mullaitivu district with academic opportunities through the provision of 150 scholarships. With many challenging conditions brought on by a three decade long civil war which affected the Mullaitivu district, students who sit their A Level examinations often find it difficult to compete for university entry, resulting in many dropouts. Without adequate qualifications, they are often forced to take up manual labour, with only a very small number being able to take up skilled labour. The remaining students are forced... 


SLIIT 2013/2014 intake for IT, engineering and business degrees now open

Published : 12:02 am  August 27, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  973 views  |  

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Applications open for second intake of SLIIT graduate diploma in cyber security

Published : 12:02 am  August 27, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  813 views  |  

Enrolment is now open for the second intake of the graduate diploma in cyber security offered by the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). SLIIT collaborates with long-standing academic partner Curtin University, Australia to provide students with an opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised graduate diploma in cyber security awarded by Curtin University. Upon successful completion, students can follow a MSc. in information technology specialising in cyber security awarded by SLIIT. Students must possess a Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering or a related discipline to be eligible for this program. The program will be... 


We have very talented fashion designers waiting to be discovered: Dinesh Chandrasena

Published : 12:02 am  August 23, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,180 views  |  
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 Sri Lankan designers should innovate more to make their designs cater to global audiences Raffles Colombo, a unique education provider in Sri Lanka specialising in art and design, celebrated its 3rd anniversary of operations in Sri Lanka recently. Raffles Colombo, which is registered in Sri Lanka as Raffles Design Institute Ltd., is the local arm of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd., a reputable education provider listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore. Raffles Education Corporation Limited is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Raffles Education Corporation operates 33 colleges in 30 cities across 11 countries. Following are excerpts of an interview... 


SLIM Bucks MBA intake now on

Published : 12:00 am  August 23, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  996 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) which has a six-year working partnership with Buckinghamshire New University, UK, has opened applications for the latest intake of students for its SLIM Bucks MBA program. According to SLIM, applicants for the MBA Program should possess a recognised professional qualification and be at least 23 years of age. Executives with a minimum of 10-12 years managerial experience in a private or public organisation are eligible to apply. The SLIM-Bucks MBA, offers independent modules, flexible timetables, convenient schedules, discussion forums, blackboard (IT platform) facilities and after the service of local and foreign lecturers. Lecture notes and module... 


Interior Designer/Decorator courses at OCBT Campus

Published : 12:00 am  August 23, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  4 Comments  |  1,445 views  |  

With the demand for interior designers/decorators rising locally and overseas, OCBT Campus has launched a study course to take advantage of the opportunities opening up. This program was specially created to produce professionals who will succeed in the real world. It is practical oriented and the four modules will take students just two years to complete. Those entering this lucrative field thereafter are assured of high incomes. OCBT Campus, Colombo Chief Operating Officer Prasanna Aluthge said the study course combines both interior designing and decorating because it is the practical thing to do for real world success. He noted that it blends the artistic and technical components (in theory... 


SUSA facilitates two more Lankan students to US for higher studies

Published : 12:00 am  August 23, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  405 views  |  

Two more students were successfully placed in US universities for fall 2013 by Scholarships for USA Ltd. (www.scholarshipsforusa.com) recently. Chamani Madushika (Gateway – Rajagiriya – 2nd  L) was offered admissions to College of St. Benedicts (www.csbsju.edu) in central Minnesota whilst Ieshangie Gamage (Asian International – 3rd L) was accepted to University of North Dakota (www.und.edu) both with excellent financial aid. Both institutes were introduced to Sri Lanka by SUSA in its decade-old mission to make US education increasingly affordable and accessible to Lankan students. SUSA is the only Lankan institute passionately engaged in discovering schools across US each summer... 


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  |  956 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  |  1,381 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... 


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