SriLankan Airlines steers ‘NenaPahan’ youth development program

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National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines implemented the fifth edition of the NenaPahan Youth Development program, which focuses on developing the talents of children of the airline’s employees. Through the initiative, the airline intends to nurture young talent and create a platform where they could grow in stature to become skilled professionals. 


A total of 25 students were selected for the program after a placement test where they were tested on their general knowledge, English language proficiency and knowledge on the airline industry. The program which was initiated by the Human Resource Department of SriLankan Airlines was ably supported by the SriLankan Aviation College.

Under the program, the students were given the opportunity to perfect their interpersonal skills, priority management skills and communications skills under the guidance of an experienced panel of lecturers. This was aimed at maximising their potential while helping them overcome their fears to emerge as stronger individuals to take on greater challenges. 

Segmented into two phases, the opening phase focused on creating a total image transformation through developing soft skills of young students. The classroom environment fostered team ethics and focused on developing business communication skills, presentation skills, negotiation skills, passenger interaction skills, etc. 

Those who successfully completed the assessment will be eligible for the second phase where they could enrol themselves in a selected set of programs offered by SriLankan Aviation College for an exclusive discounted rate of 25%. 

SriLankan has been continually implementing programs to empower the future generations, through knowledge sharing and healthcare projects.