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SriLankan to empower youth

Oct 28, 2018
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SriLankan Airlines became a part of the ‘SPRINT’ Program which is an island wide project launched with the vision of creating a ‘future-ready’ next generation who have the mettle to take on the future. With the vision of molding the next generation of youth, the project offers career guidance to the aspirant young students who have completed their Advance Level Education.

The project which is driven by the collaborative efforts of Prime Minister’s Office and Association of HR Professionals, seeks to empower the Nation’s youth and grant them the foresight which they require to sharpen the skills required to make their mark in their desired fields. The program is conducted in partnership with leading business organizations in the island including Brandix Lanka Limited, Fonterra, Fortude, SriLankan Airlines etc.

SriLankan Airlines became a part of this initiative when it offered a comprehensive and specially customized career guidance programme for 25 young students from Mahanama College, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Hindu College and Lumbini College, on 4th October 2018. The Career Guidance programme which was held at SriLankan Aviation College gave the students a comprehensive overview of the potential career opportunities and prospects which they could explore in the Aviation industry. The students were thereafter taken to the Engineering Hangar where they were given a familiarization tour which offered firsthand experience on how engineering operations are executed within an airline. ‘As the National Carrier, we strongly believe the airline has a vital role in educating youth as to opportunities within the aviation industry.

The Airline believes in promoting homegrown talent and strongly holds the view that a comprehensive career guidance program of this scale would contribute immensely to expand the scope of youth and develop skilled professionals across a wide spectrum of professions and we are proud to be associated with it’ said Pradeepa Kekulawala, Head of Human Resources – SriLankan Airlines and President of the Association of Human Resources Professionals.

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