Aspirations Education, the premier career guidance and placement services centre for the fourth successive year, proudly presents, "Aspirations 2010 -International Education Exhibition", on July 3 and 4 at Ceylon Continental Hotel, Colombo and July 6 at Light House Hotel, Galle from 9am to 6pm, with the overarching objective of providing students with a diverse range of study opportunities in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore all under one roof.
Miss Deepamala Abeysekera - Director General Manager
It will be an excellent opportunity for students to meet representatives from universities to not only explore the various educational avenues that are available to them in a wide variety of industries, but also to inquire about and compare fees charged, facilities provided, and financial assistance available at each university or college in a variety of destinations. In essence, they will be able to get an in-depth knowledge about any field of study and how each study programme would cater to their needs and capabilities, all in the same location. Focused students will qualify to obtain spot offers from some universities if they can provide the necessary documents.
Aspiraiton's theme this year is Learn, Earn & Serve Our Nation- ‘LESON’ and it stands for LEARN - Learning guides young people to pursue responsible careers that will enhance the knowledge based economy and facilitate growth: a vital facet in the development of a country.
EARN - Earning an internationally recognized academic qualification helps you to keep pace with the competition in the workforce and undoubtedly pay off in higher earnings.
SERVE - Serve Sri Lanka, choosing to return to our country where family ties remain, and eventually contribute to take the nation to the next dimension, using their knowledge and exposure gathered through studying at reputed foreign universities.
OUR NATION - Nation building exercise requires a large pool of high quality, well educated graduates for promising results to be reaped in the years to come. We believe such graduates will have an undisputable impact on our country.
Mr. Ajith Abeysekera - Chairman
A path-breaker in the sphere of education in Sri Lanka, Aspirations adds momentum, innovative thinking, and an unprecedented service commitment and they always strive to upgrade their services incessantly to give the best possible contribution they can.
This year's highlight in bringing ‘LESON’ (Learn, Earn & Serve Our Nation) into light is the series of lectures at AIEE 2010 with renowned personalities in Sri Lanka who are at the forefront playing active roles in the nation building exercise and have re-created the strategy in their respective fields.
In a post conflict era when there is bounden duty for everyone to deliver and perform, it is important to note leaders who find time to use their visibility to strengthen their institutions, reputations, create strong identities that help their institutions thrive and grow. At each session they will address different topics such as Law, Engineering, Education, Entrepreneurship, International Relations, Politics, Marketing, Business Hospitality and Tourism, Leadership.
These 'Gurus and Role Models, who have spelled out the formula of success in their respective fields and driving Sri Lanka to the next dimension, will educate and enrich the participants about opportunities, challenges, scope and potential available in diverse fields, thereby inspiring participants to make informed decisions on their career choice.
It is unique initiatives such as these that make Aspirations a social entrepreneurial organization. They do their best to come up with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. Thus they have been accepted as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact which encourages businesses world over to adhere to human rights and anti corruption standards while undertaking social responsibility ventures. They are the only Sri Lankan educational organization which is a part of this UN initiative.
Being a socially conscious organization, working towards social entrepreneurship, at present, the Aspirations Education Foundation awards 115 Apeksha scholarships to students from underprivileged income groups in 9 Districts of Sri Lanka. As such if you obtain valued services of Aspiraitons Edcuation absolutely free of charge, you will effortlessly and routinely be helping your own brethren who are not as fortunate as you. Be a part of their innovative and social entrepreneurial process that will make a difference in all our lives!
Aspirations Education; a trusted partner in global education, have received recognition and validations from governmental and other professional bodies due to our high quality, dependable and trustworthy service offered over the years to students like you, around the country.
Aspirations Education is a streamlined representative approved and authorized by the Australian High Commission to assess and issue Pre Visa Assessments (PVA).
For more details on Aspiraiotns International Education Exhibition and Lecture Series please contact Aspirations on 0777 539888or log on to www.aspirations.edu.lk
"Learn, Earn & Serve Our Nation- LESON" Lecture series on Study & Career Opportunities in a range of disciplines, featuring renowned personalities who have served Sri Lanka
" July 3 2010
11am -12 pm
Mr. Chandra Embuldeniya, Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellasa University - "Three Sheets in the Wind"- The paradox of student, teacher, employer triangle and a strategy for prosperity; lessons from the first Entrepreneurial University in Sri Lanka.
12.30 pm- 1.30 pm
Mr. Palitha Fernando, Additional Solicitor General- A career in law and how it would serve our country.
Mr. Jackson Anthony - Role of media, arts and a cultural renaissance in a post conflict era, opportunities for the students in the field of arts and how they can make an impact in taking Sri Lanka to the next dimension.
Mr. Hiran Cooray , Chairman Jetwing & Chairman PATA - Future of tourism and hospitality in Sri Lanka and Asia Pacific region, citing examples from the success story of Jetwing in tourism and hospitality, Opportunities for students in field of hospitality and tourism and how it is possible to make an impact .
" July 4 2010
9 am - 10 am
Prof Ananda Jayawardane- President-Elect of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa- Opportunities in the Engineering Profession for Nation Building and Wealth Creation in Sri Lanka.
10.30 am - 11.30 am
Prof Rajiva Wijesinha, Member of Parliament , Chair of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats , Former Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights, former Secretary-General of the Sri Lankan Government Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP)- How to serve Lanka through a career connected to International Relations, Diplomacy and Human Rights ( topic TBC )
Mr. Adam Mohamed Adamaly- - Director, Synergy School of Marketing, - Opportunities in the field of Marketing and how one can make an impact to take Sri Lanka to a different pedestal
Bringing "LESON" (Learn, Earn & Serve Our Nation) into light, Aspirations Education will host a series of lectures at AIEE 2010 with renowned personalities in Sri Lanka who are at the forefront playing active roles in the nation building exercise and have re-written the game in their respective fields. In a post conflict era when there is bounden duty for everyone to deliver and perform, it is important to note leaders who find time to use their visibility to strengthen their institutions, reputations, create strong identities that help their institutions thrive and grow.
At each session they will address different topics
Hospitality and Tourism
These 'Guru's and Role Models, who have spelled out the formula of success in their respective fields and drive Sri Lanka to the next dimension, will educate and enrich the participants about opportunities, challenges, scope and potential available in diverse fields, thereby inspiring participants to make informed decisions on their career choice.
Please also note that this event will happen parallel to the Aspirations International Education Exhibition (AIEE) 2010
The overarching objective of AIEE would be to prepare the Sri Lankan youth for the rapidly globalizing future and a demanding employment environment across all industries, by exposing them to a wide range of study opportunities around the world and career opportunities back home in Sri Lanka. "AIEE 2010" will be uniquely innovative in its format and presentations.
AIEE 2010 will feature:
Renowned Universities and Institutes from Australia, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, India and New Zealand
Students and visitors to "AIEE 2010"will have the opportunity to explore the various educational avenues that are available in a wide variety of disciplines. Further, students could also get an in-depth knowledge about any field of study in which they are interested and may be even able to obtain spot offers if they possess the required qualifications.