Epic to foster future ICT talents

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Demonstrating social responsibility, Epic Lanka conducts several programmes aimed at developing the future ICT workforce of the country.

Under these initiatives, the company takes part in the Centre of Excellence programme jointly promoted by the FITIS Software Chapter and SLIATE since last December. Accordingly, a pilot project was implemented and 15 students are currently being trained at the Advanced Technical Institute, Naiwala, Weyangoda.

“This is a great opportunity for the future ICT professionals joining the industry outside the national universities to get exposed to technology areas we dominate,” said Krishan Jayewardane, Senior Vice President – Operations of Epic Lanka.

This project enables the HND IT students to receive the prescribed industry training within their own premises under direct supervision by our engineers. The knowledge and exposure the students gain in commercial software development with adequate exposure to latest global standards and industry best practices would certainly enhance their employability, he added.  

Epic Lanka, the winner of the National Business Excellence Award in the ICT sector for the past three consecutive years, also runs a Community IT Centre in Yabaraluwa, Malwana where free ICT training is provided to hundreds of children and adults in the area.

The company, renowned for innovative ICT solutions in the areas of secure electronic payments and information systems security, has operations in Malaysia and Australia as well. Celebrating its 13th anniversary during this month, Epil Lanka is moving to an ultra modern software development and R&D centre named Epic Techno-Village in Battaramulla on 12 May 2011.