We are the Pathfinders. We are Sri Lanka's Pioneer in Tertiary Education & Careers Exhibitions; the only single platform offering end-to-end connectivity from higher education to gainful employment.
To invite the cream of educational service providers in order to promote their courses, programmes, services and academic prowess to an exclusive captive segment of the Post A/L student population.
The EDEX Mid-year Expo is held in September, immediately after the conclusion of the Advanced Level examinations. This is the time students look for tertiary education options with the intention of making the right career choice. Therefore, EDEX Mid-year Expo presents the ideal opportunity for the smart exhibitor to directly interact with the post A/L student populace at the most opportune time.
Persisting high unemployment and underemployment among Sri Lankan youth are grave concerns undermining the outcomes of our free education system as even the ‘cream of the crop’ that enter local universities too are often being tagged as ‘unemployable’. This is evident through having 8.6% unemployment among labour force who reached education above G.C.E (A/L) and having 31.7% unemployment among labour force below the age of 29 years (Source-CBSL Annual Report-2013).
It’s in this background that The National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP) was formulated in June 2011 aimed at achieving “full, productive and freely chosen employment for all women and men in Sri Lanka and to work towards a highly competent, globally competitive, multi-skilled and productive workforce in the country”. According to the policy document “Sri Lanka has long been a model of social development for developing countries, but translating that into economic prosperity requires greater emphasis on human resource development and employment generation”. (Source: http://www.nhrep.gov.lk/)
With the shared vision of EDEX towards ‘empowering Sri Lankan Youth to be globally competitive’ EDEX Mid-Year Expo Job fair aims to provide a platform for the human resource development and employment generation as envisioned in the National Human Resources and employment policy.
EDEX Mid-Year Job Fair is endorsed by the Ministry of Education,Ministry of Higher Education and Research, State Ministry of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Skills Development and Vocational Training and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
To be a conduit between the seekers of ‘right employment’ and the ‘right employers’. To bring together the Demand and Supply of Employment under one roof and to showcase global employment trends, provide professional career guidance and resources leading to gainful employment for Sri Lankan youth.
Unemployed or under-employed Sri Lankan youth (Post O/L, A/L, NVQ/ Diploma qualified), Employed looking for right and better careers that suit their academic qualifications, University graduates, undergraduates, Skilled/semi-skilled or unskilled seeking employment or internships
Leading employers from private sector, Head hunting agencies, Foreign/local employment agencies, online employment agencies, and Key strategic state sector institutes