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

Published : 12:00 am  October 3, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,429 views  |  

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. Since 2006 SLIIT has been affiliated with prestigious universities in UK, Australia, USA and Canada. These affiliations allowed students to obtain foreign University degrees while living in Sri Lanka or transfer options to partner universities after completing two years of study at SLIIT. SLIIT 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... 


5th Annual ACCA Students’ Conference, an immense success

Published : 12:44 am  September 30, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,373 views  |  
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Themed as ‘Success through Synergy,’ the 5th Annual Students’ Conference of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was held recently at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo. The conference commenced with a welcome address by ACCA Students’ Committee President Devruwan Fernando. ACCA Sri Lanka President Rajiv Casie Chitty also addressed the audience and stated that synergies have become of prime importance for today’s businesses. He thanked the students’ committee for picking this very appropriate theme for discussion at the conference. Addressing a gathering of over 350 participants, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya noted that the rise of new digital... 


SLIIT Computing and University of Keele UK to conduct MSc in Project Management

Published : 12:41 am  September 30, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  996 views  |  

Classes to commence on 2nd week of OctoberSLIIT Computing, a subsidiary of SLIIT, steps into a new frontier with the prestigious University of Keele UK, to give students the opportunity to follow a world class Master’s Degree program in Project Management. Applications for the one year Masters program closed on 28 September and classes will commence on the second week of October. The MSc in Project Management is designed to meet growing industry demands that encompass competencies, skills and knowledge required for most management roles today. Combined with University of Keele’s academic expertise and curriculum, this advanced degree caters to all project management disciplines teaching the... 


Lankan students enjoy Iowa State

Published : 12:41 am  September 30, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  428 views  |  

Both Mannooj Chandrasekeran and Pradeen Barthiban of Asian International School (www.ais.lk) were recently placed at the Iowa State University (www.iastate.lk) to major in engineering by Scholarships for USA Ltd (www.scholarshipsforusa.com) with its highest international scholarship. Following the placement, a freshly arrived Mannooj said: “My experience in Iowa State University is great. I have met with lots of new people and interacted with many. We have a lot of assignments and tests which have to be submitted on time. This is a good system training us to manage time.” He also said the people of Iowa are really friendly and I have already fallen in love with this place. “Iowa State University... 


CIS wins SLMUN yet again

Published : 12:40 am  September 30, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  649 views  |  

The Colombo International School (CIS) emerged winners at the Sri Lanka Model United Nations conference held last month, marking their sixth consecutive year of victory. The team of 24, led by CIS MUN President and Student Coordinator Eran Fernando and CIS MUN Secretaries and assistant Student Coordinators, Keshya Amarasinghe and Adnan Jafferjee, bagged many awards including 2 Best Delegates, 6 Higher Commendations and Award for Best Foreign Policy Statement, culminating in the Best School Award. CIS has won this coveted award since the inception of SLMUN. SLMUN is a simulation of the UN and it provides a platform for youth all over Sri Lanka and South East Asia to voice their opinions regarding... 


US helps youth make a difference with Youth Empowerment Grants

Published : 2:55 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  831 views  |  
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US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison recently awarded US$ 173,481 (approximately SLR 22.5 million) to 18 Youth Empowerment Grant winners whose projects will help enhance their local communities. Chosen from an extremely competitive pool of proposals, the 18 winning recipients were awarded for creative ideas that will benefit local communities and make a difference through youth leadership. “We are supporting groups by empowering youth to address gender based violence, increase information technology use, address socially-critical issues through the arts, and empower the hearing-impaired – just to name a few,” Ambassador Sison said. “These projects are happening in Monaragala, Hambantota,... 


Ideamart overnight Hackathon at University of Moratuwa

Published : 2:50 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,019 views  |  

It was a night of high-tech wizardry as the first ever overnight Hackathon at a Sri Lankan university took place from 2-3 August 2013 at the University of Moratuwa. The event was organised by the Ideamart team of Dialog Axiata PLC and the E-Club of the University of Moratuwa. The university students were provided with adequate time to come up with an idea for a Mobile Application development using available APIs of Ideamart. 18 ideas were selected from over 100 entries that were submitted. The short listed 18 teams comprised of four members; each were given the opportunity to make their products come alive at the Hackathon. At the end of the event, the following morning three winning teams were... 


Global CIMA survey reveals Gen Y is ‘Generation Aspiration’

Published : 2:49 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,506 views  |  

A new Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) survey shows an ambitious global generation aiming for professional success on their own terms. The global survey of more than 4,300 Gen Y finance professionals, representing a selection of countries including the UK, China, and South Africa reveals: n34% hope to be in a senior management role by their mid-30s, with 17% aspiring to be their own boss n67% would choose working for an employer that shares their values over one which offers a high financial reward nOver 36% of those seeking employment (excluding self employment) in the next 2 years will prioritise opportunities abroad over those in their home countries n60% believe a major... 


New service management courses for global job edge

Published : 2:49 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  664 views  |  

SCICOM Education Group launches its presence in Sri Lanka with a trio of service management study programs designed for those who wish to ride the wave of the service industry that is transforming economies around the world. Service management is a field of study that focuses on proven methodologies to raise the levels of customer service for maximum customer retention and loyalty. The aim of service management is to provide the best customer experience for sustainable business profitability. Service management is especially integral in retail, banking and finance, telecommunications, F&B, hospitality and tourism. The programs that cater to school-leavers as well as experienced service professionals... 


People’s Bank hosts Yes Account youth program at Kandy City Centre

Published : 2:48 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  609 views  |  

People’s Bank recently hosted a special event at the Kandy City Centre to bring the innovative and attractive services of the ‘Yes Account’ closer to the younger generation. Popular musicians, various entertainment activities and quizzes were included to delight the crowd. A considerable number of young people became proud owners of ‘Yes Accounts’ and received valuable gifts during this fun filled event. People’s Bank Deputy General Manager Retail Banking Renuka Jayasinghe, Deputy General Manager Banking Support Services B.M. Premanath, Assistant General Manager Central Zone S.B. Ratnayake and Kandy Regional Manager Ranjith Kodituwakku graced the occasion along with the bank’s employees... 


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