EDEX Careers has renewed its strategic partnership with the Career Guidance Academy headed by Mr. Ajith Jayawardana in delivering the valued service to the stakeholders of EDEX . Every year more than 8000 EXPO visitors, mostly belonging to the age group of 18-25, benefit from the psychometric testing based one-on-one career counselling carried out by over 100 professional career counsellors who are members of the Academy. They are attached to different educational and commercial establishments from around the island and partner with EDEX Careers in this voluntary exercise to help bring a positive impact on the lives of the youth of Sri Lanka. This collaboration has provided career counselling to over 40,000 young Sri Lankans over the last 7 years.
The psychometric test administered by EDEX Careers is popularly known as “The Career Key”.It was developed by Lawrence K Jones Ph.D, NCC (an American counselling psychologist, career assessment developer, and writer of international standing), re-formulated by Dr. Keerthi Premadasa and Mr. Ajith Jayawardana to relate to local careers.
The ‘Career Key’ measures the candidate’s inherent personality traits and interests, and identifies a set of career streams that would best fit the person both from an ability to succeed as well as from a job satisfaction perspective.
Envisioned to ‘Empower Sri Lankan Youth to be Globally Competitive’, EDEX was launched in 2004 as Sri Lanka’s pioneering educational expo, which has grown to be the largest and most comprehensive. With several layers of value additions introduced over the years, EDEX today is a multi-faceted platform, a multi-stake holder holistic social enterprise, governed by a passionate group of volunteers who contribute with all their time, expertise and resources to create a difference in school to work transition of Sri Lanka’s aspiring youth population.
‘EDEX Careers’ is a service of EDEX launched in the year 2007, with its main objectives being to;
>> Help Sri Lankan youth realize their true potential by honing their academic knowledge as well as their professional/vocational skills
>> Provide career guidance and direct the employable population towards the opportunities available
‘EDEX Careers’ offers a comprehensive array of services ranging from providing:
• Guidance on Opportunities in higher education, vocational training and careers
• How to choose a career (either a profession or vocation) that best suits to one's skills, talents and values
• How to progress along the chosen career path and work towards one's dream job
www.edexcareers.lk is a comprehensive online platform that is a one-stop-place for career guidance and higher education, training and job placements. Plans are afoot to build the EDEX Careers web portal as a national database comprising of aspiring Sri Lankan youth catering for the mutual needs of both job seekers and employers.
From left-Mr. Bimal Perera-Director EDEX Careers, Mr. Ajith Jayawardana-President Career Guidance Academy, Mr. Kamal Abeysinghe-Chairman EDEX