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Calling for Career Counselors and Volunteers for Future Careers Awareness Workshop

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SLASSCOM acts at the catalyst of growth of the Sri Lankan IT, BPM and KPO industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework.  Being the trade chamber of IT, BPM and KPO companies in the country, SLASSCOM has set the industry targets of USD 5 billion revenue and 200,000 job opportunities by 2022. In achieving this growth, SLASSCOM has initiated various activities and Future Careers is one such initiative focusing on generating capacity for the industry.

The Future Careers initiative has two fold objectives. Firstly, it is focused on connecting the Sri Lankan youth to the exciting and rewarding job opportunities in the knowledge services industry for them to become truly global citizens. Secondly, it is aimed at expanding the talent pool available to the industry as part of this Capacity building program.

The Future Careers initiative of SLASSCOM is currently planning to hold an awareness workshop targeting students from the schools located in Colombo district. The main aim of this workshop is to educate students and the teachers about the career paths available in the IT/BPM/KPO industry. This initiative is supported by ICTA – Sri Lanka and Ministry of Education. Event details are given below:

Date                      :  04/12/2013

Time                     : 8.00am to 5.00pm

Target audience   : 700 students in 4 batches = 2800 students

Venue                   : Open University of Sri Lanka – Nawala

 

Career counseling for participating students is also included in the agenda and personnel from IT/BPM industry are invited to join as industry career counselors to educate students about IT/BPM industry. Further, volunteers are also invited to manage activities of the event. The requirements for career counselors and volunteers are given below:

Requirement for career counselors

•             Sound knowledge about career paths in IT/BPM industry

•             Fluency in Sinhala and Tamil or Sinhala/Tamil

•             Availability on 04/12/2013 from 8.00am to 5.00pm

 

Requirement for volunteers

•             Ability to manage assigned tasks in managing the event

•             Availability on 04/12/2013 from 8.00am to 5.00pm

 

Notes :

•             Career counselor and volunteers will be called for a briefing on 2/12/2013 at 3.00pm at SLASSCOM Corporate Office.

•             Lunch and refreshments will be provided for career counselors and volunteers.

 

Please send nominations for career counselors and volunteers along with contact numbers and email addresses of nominees tocorpoffice@slasscom.lk. For more information call Hajara on 011 7884462.

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