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Live Blog – SLASSCOM Future Careers initiative Workshops

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SLASSCOM Future Careers initiative together with ICTA and Ministry of Education will hold an awareness session for school principals and career counselors about the career opportunities available in the IT/BPM industry.

Check here, for more info on the event.

Check out this site for more info on this initiative. http://www.futurecareers.lk/

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20133:14 pm

Speakers for today are being given Tokens of Appreciation now.

That closes down the event.

Refreshments are served.

diGIT team signing off.

Good Evening.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20132:54 pm

Kapila concludes.

a round table discussion will take place now where a representative from FutureCareers will join each table.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20132:50 pm

Thaksalawa, Khan Academy and TedTalks are some of the self learning sites, Kapila recommends.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20132:45 pm

Always encourage students to research and self learn. Don’t spoon feed them. – Kapila.

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TVEC Approved.
UGC Endorsement
Uni Ranking
Progression Path
Quality and Experience of the Lecturer Panel
Facilities Provided.

are some of the barriers to measure a specific Educational Institute according to Kapila.

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There are 5000 jobs available in IT/BPM Industry right now. Kapila says.

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One of the main advantages of IT/BPM Industry are you can get into it if you have the potential and some soft skills such as basic Computer knowledge and English speaking ability. – Kapila

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20132:14 pm

Kapila shares this joke with us.

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Hisham concludes and invites Kapila, CEO of Orion Academy to deliver his speech on “The role of parents of the students in IT/BPM Industry”.

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IT/BPM is the top 5th Industry in Sri lanka which brings more foreign revenue to the Country. – Hisham.

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Outsourcing allows countries Like Sri Lanka to provide Tech solutions for cheaper and the Global companies to focus on their core business, rather than focusing on all other internal stuffs as well.

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Sri Lankan Innovations are Value added. There are Lankan companies such as Virtusa and WSO2, which create Software solutions for Foreign/Global Companies, such as eBay, British Telecom and Qatar Airways.

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Day to day, in everything we do, IT is related. This has become a part of our Lives. – Hisham

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Sri Lanka is has a 100% of growth in working force.

Accounting-vise, Sri Lanka stand at number 3 position in Accountancy all over the world. -Hisham

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Sri Lanka won the’ Best Outsourcing Destiny of the Year’ award last month at New York. This is a major milestone for Sri Lanka. It is getting recognition and exposure. – Hisham

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Hisham, COO of Telida PVT LTD will talk again and give an Introduction to IT/BPM Industry.

Why we need to make awareness?

- Rapid growth of this Industry
- Attractive Salary
- Internationally recognized qualification
- Global Opportunities
- Entrepreneurship Opportunities
- Know how about other Industries
- Flexibility in the Industry

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This 2nd session is for School Principals to make awareness about this upcoming IT/BPM Workshop which is planned to be held on 4th of December 2013 at Open University, Colombo.

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Ms. Vaasana from Ministry of Education will address the gathering while welcoming them and giving a brief of the 4th December Workshop for students.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20131:32 pm

We are back with the event proceedings.

Sachindra starts off the session for Principals by asking everyone to rise for the National Anthem.

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Ms. Udaraa was given away a token of appreciation.

Logistic arrangements for the Student Career Fair 2013 is also taking place now.

We will be concluding the session now. Principals’ Workshop will start right after Lunch.

Break, Be right back.

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Group Discussion and Interactive session will take place now where the participants will talk with each other and brainstorm and come up with questions of their regard.

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Visit this site for more info on this Initiative by SLASSCOM. http://futurecareers.lk/

From Press From Press Nov 21, 201311:37 am

Educate the youth.

With that note, Kapil leaves.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 201311:36 am

Usual Concerns from Parents

Social Media Misuse
Violent Gaming
Illegal Cyber Activity
Pornography
Bullying

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48% are compromised by Women in IT/BPM Industry.

Why women prefer IT and BPM?

-Working in a Knowledge Industry
- Security in Working Environment
- Equal Opportunities and Progression

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Quality of Curriculum

- Adequate Coverage of the syllabus
- Hand on time
- Should cover minimum number of hours accordingly
- Updated info
- Adequate to Industry Needs
- Study Methodology – Allow students to learn rather than teaching.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 201311:23 am

A Degree should have minimum 400 hours of Lecture to call it a degree, or else it is a Certificate. -Kapil

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How do you choose a Good Private Uni since there many these days?

Kapila explains.

TVEC Approved.
UGC Endorsement
Uni Ranking
Progression Path
Quality and Experience of the Lecturer Panel
Facilities Provided.
are the minimal requirements.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 201311:17 am

Kapil recalls an old Radio Advertisement and shares with the audience.

English is a must. Kapil talks about IT Competancy required in IT/BPM Industry.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 201311:13 am

Banking and Finance, Accounting are the major focus points Sri Lanka leans on BPM Industry. – Kapil.

There are more benefits in BPM Industry than the only higher salary. Such as faster career progression and recognition.

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OL -> AL -> Related Degrees -> Get into IT/BPM Industry.

There are many paths to get into IT/BPM Industry, unlike some other Industries. – Kapila.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 201310:57 am

Limited Education/Training Opportunities
Limited Employment Opportunities are the only downfall of IT/BPM, where only the deserving gets the chance.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 201310:52 am

Failing OL and AL doesn’t means you are lost.

Kapila asks what are your thought when you hear these names.

Bill Gates
Mark Zuckerberg
Steve Jobs
Larry Page

and explains IT heads of the world all are Billionaires.

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We are back.

Kapila will talk on “What’s our Role and Parents and Teachers in Guiding Students”.

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Will be back in a while. Breaking for Tea Break.

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Hisham concludes.

Sachindra takes over again.

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Focus on the soft skills.

Basic Computer Knowledge
English
Team Work
Business Ethics

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Benefits of BPM –> more than 40% cost savings, efficiency, better quality and to being able to focus on the core aspect of the business.

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Business Process Management includes

Finance and Accounting, Medical Prescriptions, Remote Tech Support, Legal Support, Call Center and Data Entry

kind of services and opportunities. – Hisham

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Many world class innovations are being innovated in Sri Lanka as a competition to global services. – Hisham

“What’s BPM Industry?” Hisham asks.

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Hisham explains what is the job of the bearer of these posts. Software Engineer, Software Quality Assurance, System Admin and Technical support.

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As an industry, we are developing. Winning the NOA National Best Outsourcing Destination of the Year Award is a great example. – Hisham

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Hisham also explains why we need to be aware of this IT/BPO industry and Pros of it.

1 Job Opportunities
2 Gain Experience
3 Exposure
4 Entrepreneurship
5 Wide Knowledge
6 Flexibility

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20139:46 am

Hisham says that there 5 major industries which brings more into the economy.

1 Tea
2 Garments
3 IT/BPO and etc…

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20139:39 am

Hisham, from Telida pvt ltd will give an Introduction to the IT and BPM Industry.

This session will conducted in tri-lingual manner so that the idea will spread around very well.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20139:34 am

Sachindra says that they need the immense support from the present crowd here today to make the event on 4th of December a huge success where they are expecting around 700 student to participate.

He concludes as well.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20139:29 am

She says this is a very beneficial program to Students as well as for Schools themselves.

And also shares another info about an upcoming event in this initiative, which is scheduled to happen on 4th of December.

She concludes and passes on the mic to Sachindra, who will talk a bit on the past event, FutureIsIT program.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20139:23 am

Everyone rose for the National Anthem.

Udaraa Wickrama, representing Education Ministry of Sri Lanka gives the Welcome speech and thanks SLASSCOM for coming up with this initiative and partnering up with them.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20139:16 am

Stay tuned with us. The event is yet to start since most of the participants are on their way.

A video is being played at the moment, giving a brief idea abiut IT/BPO/BPM.

From Press From Press Nov 21, 20139:12 am

Good Morning.

diGIT team is Live from the event, Future Career Initiative by SLASSCOM happening now at Excel World Park Premier.

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