ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 36
Kandy Times

EDEX in Kandy for the second time

The EDEX educational exhibition kicked off for the second time in Kandy at the Queen’s Hotel, organised by the Royal College Union.

Organisers of EDEX stressed the vast opportunities in Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO), with opportunities opening up in India, Vietnam and Indonesia, offering new employment opportunities for the young.

The driving force of EDEX , Kamal Abeysinghe, Secretary of the Royal College Union, said though Royal College had seminars for its students, other schools did not have such programmes. This prompted the Union to organise this project which would allow students from any school to experience the available career opportunities from all spheres over a common platform.

Mr. Abeysinghe said they were trying to encourage the Sri Lankan youth to be globally competitive. He said while some youngsters depend on their parents to provide for them, he hoped that this exhibition would help youngsters get out of this rut and to be independent and become aware of the emerging career trends in the world around them.

Mr. Abeysinghe further stressed that the youth of Sri Lanka were talented and had a lot of potential, but lacked proper guidance, as a result those who did not perform well academically in the country go abroad and succeed due to the conditions overseas that promote their true potential.

The exhibition also conducted seminars on employment focused topics such as how to draft a resume and face an interview. Mr. Abeysinghe said that once the exhibition was concluded a proposal summarising the needs that arose from the exhibition would be handed to the relevant authorities.

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