EDEX 2012 the National Higher Education and Careers Expo will be unveiled for the 9th consecutive year on January 20th, 21st and 22nd at BMICH, Colombo and at Kandy City Centre, Kandy on January 27th & 28th.
EDEX is the single largest platform that offers many choices, options and opportunities to aspiring youth from many social strata, irrespective of level of education. It is visited by senior students, eager parents, school leavers, unemployed, underemployed and those seeking higher educational, technical or vocational training opportunities or professional qualifications.
Among this year’s participants will be exhibitors representing more than 250 institutions from over 20 different countries. Participants represent reputed universities from USA, UK, Russia, the Middle East, Far East, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand that are ranked high by many global standards. A large number of international and local professional institutes of the highest caliber also will participate.
There will also be many local vocational and technical training institutes from both government and private sectors, offering many options to gain advanced knowledge and enhanced skills.
Services of many career guidance counselors will also be available at both Colombo and Kandy events to assist and guide deserving youth and caring parents in selection of most fulfilling and well rewarding career paths. There will also be many informative career guidance seminars that will be parallely conducted with a free onsite psychometric testing service on offer.
EDEX Chairman Kamal Abeysinghe said “EDEX offers a variety of opportunities to our young people to plan their future through competitive and challenging offers in education and skills development enabling them to look forward to a career that offers exciting prospects.”
“Having access to such a variety of opportunities in a single platform to define one’s future remained only as a dream for many years, depriving opportunities to many. Our present day youth are very fortunate to be able to simply visit EDEX Expo and accomplish their educational, vocational and career oriented dreams by making most appropriate and informed decisions, under one roof” stated Abeysinghe. Envisioned to “Empower Sri Lankan youth to be globally competitive”, EDEX was launched in 2004 by the Royal College Union to offer best choices, options and opportunities in careers to youth of Sri Lanka on a single platform, guiding them towards gainful employment.
EDEX in Colombo and Kandy offer opportunities for spot admissions at substantially reduced rates to various academic, vocational, technical and professional courses and post graduate and MBA programmes offered by local and foreign institutions, with additional opportunities for deserving students to win full/ partial scholarships.
Additionally, there will also be ancillary service providers such as Banks providing student loans, concessionary courier services, substantially discounted air tickets offered exclusively by our national carrier Srilankan Airlines.
A number of leading corporates will conduct walk-in interviews at EDEX for existing and potential vacancies particularly in IT/BPO industry. Those seeking employment are advised to bring their CVs or upload them to www.edex.lk web portal online.
EDEX Expo 2012 is endorsed by the Presidential Secretariat, Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Environment and Labour and Labour Relations. Strategic partners such as Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) signify EDEX’s relevance to many industry chambers and employers.
Singer Sri Lanka PLC, ESOFT, ANC Education Holdings and Western College for Management & Technology are Platinum sponsors of EDEX Expo 2012, while Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Mobitel and CINEC step in as Gold Sponsors. Central Environmental Authority is the exclusive sponsor of Green Zone, promoting green life styles among youth.
For further information, please contact EDEX Secretariat on 011 5521 497 or visit www.edex.lk