WSO2 hosts ‘Open Day’ to celebrate opening of new premises

Published : 12:03 am  December 6, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  932 views  |  
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New office a reflection of vision to become the world’s No. 1 open source middleware provider WSO2 Sri Lanka today hosted officials representing the diplomatic circle, corporate sector, education industry, and the Government sector to an ‘open house’ to showcase its new, state-of-the-art office premises. The prominent glass building, located at No. 20 Palm Grove, Colombo 3, has become a landmark in the city, comprising unique features and facilities that go beyond the norms of Sri Lanka’s corporate culture, and give rise to continuous innovation. “Our vision is to be the world’s No. 1 middleware provider, and to be able to successfully compete in this space, we need to meet certain... 


SLIIT students shine in Tertiary Category at NBQSA 2013

Published : 12:01 am  December 6, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  868 views  |  

Ganindu Nanayakkara, a third year student at SLIIT, clinched the Gold award under the Tertiary Student Category at the recently concluded National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA). This accolade was presented to Ganindu for his innovative ‘iHelmet’ project; a special helmet, with an embedded solution developed to empower ground forces in a battle field. Along with the Gold, the Silver award, under the same category, was also won by a team of final year students studying at SLIIT. With their project titled ‘Panacea’s Jacket’, Pramadhi Attapattu Arachchi, Mithra Mayadunne, Jayaruwan Rupasinghe and Dineth Cooray, were the dynamic team members who won this award for SLIIT. NBQSA is an annual... 


Project to set up language labs in all 9 provinces inaugurated in Gampaha

Published : 12:01 am  December 6, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  731 views  |  

The project to set up nine language laboratories in the nine provinces of Sri Lanka was officially launched at Gampaha by Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and High Commissioner of India Y.K. Sinha at a function held at Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya in Gampaha on 2 December. Chief Minister of Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga, Dy. Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Education Department Secretary S.T. Kodikara and several other senior Government officials participated in the event. The project is being implemented as part of an MoU signed between India and Sri Lanka on 13 September 2011 for ‘Setting up of a Three-Tier... 


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

Published : 12:02 am  December 4, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  2 Comments  |  922 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  |  3,635 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  |  261 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  |  641 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  |  521 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  |  674 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  |  561 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... 


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