SLASSCOM to continue strategic partnership with EDEX
SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies)
renewed its strategic partnership with EDEX for the third year, for the
forthcoming EDEX Expo 2013.
Treasurer, EDEX Kushan de Silva, Executive Director, SLA SSCO M
Imran Furkan, Chairman, EDEX Kamal Abeysinghe, Treasurer, Royal
College Union Lalith Cooray.
SLASSCOM strives to create awareness on the IT and BPO industries, in
terms of new trends and employment opportunities among the youth through
many faceted approaches to reach out to students, teachers and parents
in urban and rural areas of Sri Lanka. SLASSCOM notes that Sri Lanka’s
low literacy rate can be considered as a challenge for opportunity and
change on the IT/ BPO industry.
Sujiva Devaraja, Chairman, SLASSCOM stated, “SLASSCOM treasures its
participation at the EDEX exhibition and its strategic partner status
with the whole EDEX ecosphere. Our joint goals of promoting a wide array
of educational and career choices to the youth of today is in the
national interest and we are delighted to partner EDEX for the third
consecutive year, and wish EDEX on its tenth anniversary celebrations.
We whole heartedly endorse and support EDEX and its highly laudable
SLASSCOM’s strategic partnership with EDEX will jointly endeavour to
create greater awareness amongst Sri Lanka's youth of the lucrative and
exciting career opportunities available in the IT/ BPO and knowledge
services Industry. Our ‘clean and green’ industry offers the ideal
solution for the large number of educated youth entering the job market
who aspire to get well paid jobs. The Industry also lends itself very
well to entrepreneurship which can produce ‘job-creators’ rather than
‘job seekers’, he noted.
The SLASSCOM Future Careers initiative launched at EDEX 2011 is aimed
at expanding the talent pool available to the industry as part of this
capacity building programme.
This year too the SLASSCOM Future Careers initiative at EDEX 2013
will focus on connecting Sri Lankan youth to exciting job opportunities
in the knowledge service industry, gearing towards becoming global
At EDEX Expo 2013, SLASSCOM along with its member organizations will
educate students and parents about a wide array of options available in
IT and BPO sectors, highlighting skills that will empower them to enter
this industry and increase their earning potential. Students can also
join online at www.FutureCareers.lk to learn about the industry.
“Many of the industry players have numerous in house training
programmes for new recruits and the starting point for information on
www.slasscom.lk or those of individual industry players”, Devaraja noted
Kamal Abeysinghe, Chairman EDEX said, “As the IT/BPO industry is one
of the most resilient industries in the country, and is an attractive
and lucrative option for youth, we are extremely pleased and thankful
for the continuity of the strategic partnership of SLASSCOM”.
The tenth EDEX Expo will be held from January 18-20 2013 at BMICH
Colombo and from January 25-26 at the Kandy City Centre, respectively.
More details can be obtained E-mail email@example.com Web site www.edex.lk.