British Council presents 2-day career and skills summit on 5-6 March at SLECC

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Sri Lanka’s job seekers have good reason to get excited, with top corporate employers uniting to hire new talent at ‘OPPORTUNITIES’- a two day career and skills summit on the 5th and 6th of March 2016, at the SLECC, Colombo. 

Presented by The British Council, the summit is facilitated through partnerships with the private sector and professional bodies in Sri Lanka and designed to help individuals with UK qualifications to discover their potential at the hands of the country’s elite corporate universe.

Playing the role of matchmaker in the dating game between potential employers and employees, the event will connect prospective job offers to the participating talent pool, ensuring the ideal match. Both parties will have the opportunity to pre-screen each other’s profiles and references prior to meeting at scheduled interviews. 

Furthermore, participants needn’t worry about falling short, as OPPORTUNITIES will act as the perfect stepping stone towards an exciting and fulfilling career, by providing students with a range of a carefully designed program  of soft skills workshops and seminars. 

Understanding the importance of making a great first impression, the workshops will enable participants to brush up on their communication, language, interpersonal, CV writing and interview skills. To improve their chances at future success, participants are also welcome to try out the psychometric and English language assessments available at the event, seek professional career guidance, and attend inspirational seminars on leadership. One of the special features of the summit will be the rare opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a lifetime personal encounter with industry gurus and inspirational corporate leaders from across Sri Lanka. 

Whether they are taking their first step in the corporate world or looking for a new challenge, ‘OPPORTUNITIES – career and skills summit’ presents the perfect place for all those looking to open the right door that leads the way to an ideal career.  

The featured companies at OPPORTUNITIES are the Hirdaramani Group, MAS Holdings, RR Donnolley, IFS Global, HSenid, Copal Amba, Hayleys, Lankem, LOLC and Dialog. 

The main partner for this event is the Hirdaramani Group, print and digital media partner is Wijeya Newspapers, digital technology partner is and workshops are supported by Classic Travels.