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WCMT EDEX Silver Sponsor

Western College for Management and Technology (WCMT) a Board of Investment approved institution will be associated with EDEX 2011 as the Silver Sponsor. EDEX 2011 is an event that provides Sri Lankans the avenue to interact with several institutions in higher education all under the same roof and gain information.

EDEX Security Director Rehan Gunasekera, Royal College Union Assistant Secretary Chandana Aluthgama, Western College for Management and Technology Administration Director Raj Nambiar, EDEX Chairman Kamal Abeysinghe, EDEX Local Marketing Director Upul Rajapakse and EDEX Sponsorship Director Hasith Premathilaka after exchanging agreements.

The Bolton University, UK will establish its second branch campus in Colombo to be housed at WCMT.

Both the University and its partner, the BOI approved WCMT, have identified Colombo as an ideal location for the new Bolton campus.

The WCMT campus is designed to be a state-of-the-art facility strategically located on Galle Road and will be accessible to students from across Colombo and the suburbs.

WCMT commences academic operations through February 2011 with its hybrid program in Business and Computing.

Starting February Sri Lankan students will be able to pursue Business Management and Computing programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with six programs.

Starting Fall 2011, a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, business and computing will commence in Colombo with scheduled online classes.

Bolton University is one of the UK's fastest growing Universities. September 2011 applications have increased three fold compared with UK national average. The University has received the highest recommendations for its recent UK teaching quality audits.

The eighth EDEX Expo which is a project of the Royal College Union will be held on January 22, 23 and 24 at the BMICH Colombo and on 26 and 27 at the Kandy City Centre.

EDEX 2011:

HSBC Platinum sponsor

HSBC announced its association with the National Higher Education and Careers Expo EDEX 2011 to be the Platinum sponsor and official bank. Taking part in the EXPO for the third consecutive year, HSBC Lifestyle Education loans and Credit Card Flexi Plans will be offered to aspiring students seeking education opportunities, enabling them to achieve their academic goals, through the investment in higher education.

The EXPO scheduled from January 22-24 at the BMICH will conclude with the second leg held at the Kandy City Centre on January 26 and 27.

During the twin exhibition, students who wish to invest wisely in their higher education in any chosen field, will have the opportunity to sign up for HSBC's Lifestyle Education Loans and credit card Flexi Plans, that are loaded with advantages for both students and parents. In addition to offering financial solutions, HSBC has partnered with leading institutes to offer exclusive discounts on study programs and educational tools such as laptops, internet connections and other accessories.

Embracing the vision 'To empower Sri Lankan youth to be globally competitive', EDEX is the country's largest platform for local and foreign post- secondary educational service providers, skills development and training institutions and prospective employers to showcase their services and career pathway.

This year's EXPO will comprise over 300 stalls representing over 20 countries and will be the one-stop platform for students, school leavers, undergraduates and parents alike to seek guidance from representatives of local and foreign universities and educational institutions in higher education, vocational training and skills development.


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