Cross Border Institute launches revolutionary Digital Scholarship Program

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Untitled-10From left: CBI Academic Dean Rauf Marfyne, Antyra Solutions Founder COO Rohan Jayaweera, CBI Founder Chairman Yatila Wijemanne and CBI Managing Director Manjarie Tissera at the launch of the CBI Digital Scholarship Program


Offering scholarships for its UK affiliated Diploma in Hospitality Management, Cross Border Institute (CBI) introduces a unique Scholarship Student Selection Program that leverages on social media.

Cross Border Institute, a leading hospitality education provider, has announced the launch of its Digital Scholarship Program to select exceptional candidates for their Diploma in Hospitality Management offered from the City of Oxford College, UK.

In the first competition of its calibre in Sri Lanka, candidates vying for the scholarships must upload a video resume to the Cross Boarder Institute Facebook page. Less than 40 second video resume must be uploaded from 1 December 2015 to 15 January 2016 with candidates stating their education and work experience, reasons for wanting to join the hospitality sector and why they think they should win the scholarship. 

“The hospitality sector needs outgoing and pleasant personalities and this programme has been created to help us identify these students and reward those who have a passion for the industry,” says CBI Managing Director Manjarie Tissera. Shortlisted candidates will then be interviewed and the scholarship winners will be announced on 23 January 2016 for classes commencing on 29 January 2016.

CBI Founder Chairman Yatila Wijemanne said, “Technology is changing the delivery of education and we constantly seek to fuse innovative methods with classic approaches to ensure our students receive the best training. Everything we do at Cross Border is set to match international standards and we are the only institute of our kind to offer top quality education with an emphasis on the individual.” 

In addition to the core UK affiliated Diploma in Hospitality Management, the Institute also offers internationally recognised Certifications in Food & Beverage Services, Front Office and a range of Supervisory related programs on a full time and part time basis. Emphasising that both potential students and those currently employed in the industry can follow the courses, CBI Academic Dean Rauf Marfyne remarks the programs will assist existing employees to further sharpen their knowledge and up-skill themselves.

Sri Lanka’s hospitality industry is booming with tourist numbers increasing every season. Catering to the rising demand for qualified hospitality professionals, CBI provides competitive education programs which encompass comprehensive theoretical testing and practical placement. This has translated to 100% of Cross Boarder Institute graduates securing employment both locally and internationally. 

Accordingly, Breyvan Tan, Head of the Governing Body and Founder Chairman of Wissen International Singapore notes, “Cross Border Institute’s unique synergy of modern Singaporean education and UK styled training has over the past six years transformed the hospitality industry and has undoubtedly assisted in reducing the growing human resource issue in the sector.”

Through the new Digital Scholarship Program, talented students from all walks of life will have access to the world-class education and training offered at Cross Border Institute, giving them the cutting-edge to excel in the industry and continue their education in the UK, Singapore or Australia. Located at No. 59, Ward Place, Colombo 07, CBI is part of the Cross Border Group, which includes Cross Border Motors the exclusive dealer for KIA Motors Lanka in the North Western Province, Ceylon Brand House focusing on residential and commercial property development, Cross Border & Longdon Capital specialising in real estate financing and Cross Border Organic.