Brandix i3 and SLIIT sign MOU to set up In-house internship program
Monday, 26 January 2015 00:21
Brandix i3 signed a MoU last week with the Sri Lanka Institute of Information and Technology (SLIIT) to set up an in-house internship program at the university. The program will simulate a corporate environment for students to acquire the professional and technical skill sets needed to increase employability.
From left: Head of Human Resources, Brandixi3, Oshana Dias, Dean - Faculty of Computing, SLIIT, Dr. Malitha Wijesundara, Chief Executive Officer, Brandix i3, Arjuna Sirinanda, Chief Executive Officer/President, SLIIT Prof. Lalith Gamage, Chairman, SLIIT, Prof. Lakshman Rathnayake, Senior Manager, Administration, SLIIT, Chithrangani Mubarak, Dean – International, SLIIT, Dr. Mahesha Kapurubandara and Head of Software Development, Brandix i3, Surangana Sarathchandra
SLIIT will provide the undergraduates with workspace and infrastructure at the faculty premises, while Brandix i3 will provide a conducive corporate environment and engagement framework. Under the four-year partnership, Brandix i3 will identify key projects and select eligible students to be part of the internship program. During the program, Brandix i3 will mentor the interns, constantly monitor their progress and provide feedback.
The internship program is also set to emulate the Brandix i3 work ethic amongst the interns and enable them for wider programs in the company. Regular review meetings between Brandix i3 and SLIIT will also be conducted to ensure progress.
Commenting on the occasion, Brandix i3 Chief Executive Officer Arjuna Sirinanda said: “It is a privilege for us to partner with SLIIT to offer internship opportunities, in a unique environment, to their undergraduates. Through the program we will give students a taste of life in the corporate world within their campus environment.”
“Through this exercise we also hope to expose the undergraduates to the challenges of working in the global workplace,” he added.
Also commenting on the occasion Managing Director/CEO of SLIIT, Prof. Lalith Gamage said: “Partnering with Brandix i3 to offer internship programs for our undergraduates is an exciting opportunity to prepare students for the corporate world in a global atmosphere. Over the past few years the industry has seen significant growth in Sri Lanka and SLIIT is committed to developing graduates who have attributes required by the industry.”
A fully-owned subsidiary of Brandix, the ISO 9001:2008 certified Brandix i3 was launched in April 2012 to provide services in ERP Consulting, Enterprise Software Development and Business Improvement Consulting. With offices in Sri Lanka, the US and Australia, Brandix i3 has customers across USA, Russia, Australia, South Asia and South East Asia. The company has a team of 200 extensively qualified, multi-skilled professionals with global experience across diverse industries including healthcare, fashion, manufacturing and food and beverage.
SLIIT is a degree awarding institute recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka and is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the International Association of Universities (IAU). SLIIT offers local and foreign degrees in the fields of information technology, business management, engineering and hospitality management.