A Systematic approach to build a positive future for the youth,
[February 11 2019]
career guidance network project
"Smart Sri Lanka' is initiated
to open the doors for the youth
A Systematic approach will be taken to win the
challenges in building positive future for the youth, President
Maithripala Sirisena said. He made these remarks at the opening of the
first National Career Guidance network centre held at Polonnaruwa today
In order to provide permanent solution for the
unemployment issue by collaborating with all the employment training
centers with the intention to build trained entrepreneurs and with a
developed technological approach and to deliver jobs, Sri Lanka career
guidance program is to be launched island wide.
The Sri Lankan Career Guidance Network is carried on
under the Smart Sri Lanka project conducted by the President's office.
Its objectives include enabling the young people to march forward in a
career they choose, entrepreneurial opportunities, job banks and
networked professional facts collecting service, enabling to meet the
career guidance advisors privately, uplifting the career guidance
services in to international standards, building a network of career
guidance institutes island wide.
The sustainable development program which was given
prominence by the United Nations and guiding the youth towards the
development of sustainable livelihood eradication of unemployment from
youth, implementing new industries which can utilize natural resources
through proper management, are such global objectives to be
Sri Lanka career guidance unit will provide the
pathway for the youth to understand where they must prosper in their
career and choose a profession that suits their eligibility and to stop
seeking the support of politicians to get a job.
President Sirisena who addressed the audience further
mentioned that, the major barrier behind developing this country is the
change in attitude and the inability to take risks, and that the today's
youth is not ready for that. This new line of projects will be of
greater value in leading the youth by providing career guidance. Such
career guidance units will be opened in every district within the next
The President who opened the commemoration plaque and
opened the career guidance unit engaged in an observational visit in the
MPs Nimal Siripala De Silva, Mahinda Samarasighe,
Mahinda Amaraweera, Ravindra Samaraweera, CM Isura Devapriya, Shantha
Bandara, Eric Weerawardhana, and other MPs, former Prime Minister D.M.
Jayarathne, North Central Province Governor Sarath Ekanayake, and
governors, chief ministers of provinces and government officers s and
youth representatives oung were present in this event.
Courtesy : Pmdnews.lk