IT/BPO jobs worth US $ 1 b by 2015
The Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry is projected to grow by 26 percent
in 2011 with export earnings estimated at US$ 390 million for 2010. Sri
Lanka has set a target of US$ 1 billion revenue with employment of
100,000 by 2015 in the IT and BPO industry. One of the key prerequisite
for this growth to be realized is the acceleration of human resource
capacity development in the industry.
The SLASSCOM FutureCareers initiative is aimed at expanding the
talent pool available to the industry as part of this Capacity building
program. SLASSCOM FutureCareers initiative will focus on connecting Sri
Lankan youth to the exciting job opportunities in the knowledge service
industry for them to become truly global citizens.
The IT and BPO industry offers exciting work, fun atmosphere, global
exposure, fast paced career progression and even an opportunity for one
to become an entrepreneur.
At the EDEX expo SLASSCOM will launch a short documentary on the
careers in IT-BPO industry with the endorsement of Ministry of Higher
Education, Ministry of Education and ICTA.
The FutureCareers documentary will highlight the work opportunities
and experience from young people employed within the IT and BPO industry
across a wide spectrum of jobs to give potential new entrants to the
industry an overview of the opportunities.
Walk in interviews would be conducted by some of the companies.
Dialog, HSBC, Providence, RRDonnelly, Innodata Isogen, MMBL Cyber
Skills, Virtusa, IFS, Hsenid, Mphasis and Infomate will be some of the
featured employers for students to discuss career opportunities and even
have the possibility to gain employment.
We invite students to visit the SLASSCOM FutureCareers pavilion to
meet leading IT-BPO companies and how you can become part of this
exciting industry. Students can also join online at www.FutureCareers.lk
to learn about the industry.
SLASSCOM invites the industry professionals to also join at
www.FutureCareers.lk to encourage and offer their support and guidance
to a new entrant to the industry.
"We aim to leverage the EDEX platform to primarily focus on creating
awareness among youth about the benefits of selecting IT or BPO as a
career path. Our aspiration is to attract large number of youth to join
the fast growing IT-BPO industry in Sri Lanka," SLASSCOM Vice President
and Director Madu Ratnayake said.
EDEX is the pioneering higher education and careers exhibition in Sri
Lanka organized by Royal College Union attracting the largest and most
diverse number of local and overseas participants held annually in
Colombo and Kandy.
The 8th EDEX expo will be held on January 22, 23 and 24 at the BMICH
Colombo and at the Kandy City Centre on January 26 and 27 respectively
under its theme for 2011, 'Be Wise, EDEX-Wise'.