EDEX Careers conducted a series of career guidance seminars in conjunction with the EDEX Mid-Year Expo (MYE) held on the 5th and 6th September 2015 at the SLECC. Seminars were organized for the benefit of the youth visiting the Expo seeking for information on higher education and opportunities in the local labour market. Experienced resource personnel from the industry provided valuable insights to the participants on setting a foundation for a successful career for themselves.
Seminars covered variety of topics including; “Writing a winning CV and art of succeeding at job interviews” and “Tips on becoming an asset to your employer” which were well attended throughout with extremely positive feedback from the participants.
In addition to the career focused seminars, EDEX Careers facilitated an informative workshop organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Labour Rights and Responsibilities of Young Workers which many participants found extremely useful. Resource person was Mr. Sarath Ranaweera, the former Commissioner of Labour, Department of Labour and session was moderated by the popular Social Rights Advocate Ms. Pooja Umashankar.