The aim of the meeting was to provide career development opportunities for graduates by finding employment in the field of business in Japan. The meeting was the first step of this programme. Representatives from the Japanese company, “Energize Inc.”, Career counsellors of the Career Guidance Unit and Academic Career Guidance Advisors participated in this event.
The Career Guidance Unit organized a special guest lecture on the topic, “Who am I? Where are we going?” on the 19th February 2019. The resource person for the event was Mr. Dimuthu Ruwan Piyasena, a prominent journalist and a trainer.
The aim of the event was to give a clear idea about the following to the new students.
- Different possibilities of potential careers,
- Having a purpose for life,
- Core skills to gain an entry to private sector.
In this orientation programme for the new entrants, the introduction to the Career Guidance Unit was done under the auspices of the Director of the unit, Senior Lecturer Jayantha Munasinghe. At this event, the students were informed of the programmes carried out by the unit and the students’ associations that function under the unit.
With collaboration NEDA, Career Guidance unit university of Kelaniya launch entrepreneurship Development Program with Universities for graduates to engage them for business field. And it is named as “Upadhidari Vyavasayake Udanaya” to promote business for graduates. Program objective is to encourage graduates for business field and create them for successful entrepreneurs.
Facilities through the program:
• Capacity Development Trainings (Entrepreneurship development, Business management and marketing.etc……)
• Technology transferring (Based on the requirements)
• Market linkages
• Financial facilities to start/ expand business
• Exposal visits
• Business counseling and fallow ups