Sri Lanka being a blessed country is witnessing a peaceful environment, ever since the end of war. The figures show in the year 2010, tourist arrival in Sri Lanka has grown 3 times as compared to the figures of 2009, and this trend will be continued when we look at how Sri Lanka is now marketed in Global Travel Market.
The government is strengthening the economy with some remarkable efforts to promote Sri Lanka as an international platform, which means that in the years to come, there will be a lot of travellers coming to Sri Lanka for leisure and business. This pace of development in the Tourism sector is a sign of great opportunity for the youth of the country to be a part of this booming industry for their professional growth.
The young talent of Sri Lanka need to acquire the skills which are most needed to be a part of this ever growing industry, as there is a huge demand for trained manpower in Aviation, Travel and the Hotel sector. In order to meet these demands ASPIRE- AN INTERNATIONAL TALENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE has taken an initiative to train the youth in the field of Aviation, Hotels and Travel & Tourism. It is evident that high demand for trained manpower will offer more possibilities, for example, Emirates Airline, Dubai's flagship carrier, plans to hire 4,000 cabin crew over the 2011/2012 financial year to keep pace with its rapid expansion as Emirates has an existing fleet of 151 planes with a further 200 on order, including 120 Airbus A380 super jumbos.
ASPIRE is a BOI approved training centre which offers "World-Class Training" and not only meets but exceeds international standards. Through an extensive curriculum designed by a team of industry professional and educationist with vast experience, they provide training which is most relevant as per the requirement of HR Heads of domestic and international Airlines and Hotels.
The qualification offered by ASPIRE, is validated by Edexcel, which is the largest awarding body in UK. During the training a student undergoes an extensive curriculum consisting of theory and practical trainings like Aircraft Mock room training, Airport visits, First Aid and swimming training, grooming and communication training. Apart from these practical training, there is a special provision for internship for the students pursuing Aviation, Hotel and Travel & Tourism Management.
ASPIRE focuses on the individual's personality and competency development with the help of its training pattern, which involves classroom lectures, practical assignments, project research, educational trips and excursions, guest lectures and training on cross-culture working policies. With the state-of-the-art campus in more than 10000 sq.ft, ASPIRE provides all multi-media equipped classrooms and labs for imparting high quality training.
Aspire also provides 100 % job opportunities for students through their connections with many top airlines and hotels in the domestic market and the region of South Asia and Middle East. This opportunity is even provided while a student is pursuing the course, as in the recent past, Aspire has placed students in several prestigious job positions, namely Thishakya Fernando in Ticketing reservations Spice Jet, Hiroshan Viraj in ground handling Spice Jet, Santharam Nadarajah for, Sri Lankan Airlines and Cithrinee Munidasa and Umangi Sihghabahu as Cabin Crew ,SriLankan Airlines.
Therefore ASPIRE endeavours to provide world-class training to young aspirants in Sri Lanka by drawing up a global curriculum for students, preparing them to be a part of the Aviation & Hospitality Industry on International standards, to fill in the gap between demand and supply, for highly trained professionals in the service industry. For more information log on to: - www.aspireitdi.com