The 3rd HSBC/Microsoft Career Guidance Programme that was scheduled to be held on the 11th of July 2014 at G.B. Senanayake Maha Vidyalaya, successfully concluded last Friday. Mrs. Maithree Malwattegoda; the Deputy Manager of Sarvodaya Fusion, Ms. Heshani Jayaweera; Banking Associate of HSBC and the principal of G.B. Senanayake Vidyalaya opened the career guidance platform with providing meaningful speeches on the importance of proper career and future planning. Following the speeches, the audience was handed over to the HSBC resource team lead by Heshani to conduct the training. Under the HSBC/Microsoft project, 40 DICA passed out students from Infinite Computer Education Centre, Ja-ela participated this training. On the request of the school principal, an additional 20 A/L students of G.B. Senanayake Maha Vidyalaya were given the opportunity to attend the training as guest participants.
The morning sessions focused on building positive mind sets and attitudes, understanding individual future goals and raising awareness on work place ethics. The sessions consisted of Interactive group activities and the messages conveyed using Video materials by HSBC Staff were well received by the Students. The afternoon and evening sessions covered a range of topics such as Self assessments, making cover letters and CVs, Facing interviews, Grooming and Team work skills.
The programme went up to 5.20 pm taking up an additional 20 minutes than planned. This happened due to students requiring more time than scheduled to complete the CV making sessions and facing interviews.All participants were individually provided training on facing interviews. The programme was successfully wrapped up after clicking the official group photograph.
Fusion extends our gratitude to everyone who are stake holders in making this event a success. A Special thank goes to Mr. Niel Gunadasa; Director IT-Ministry of Education, Mrs. Udara Dikkumbura; Assistant Director IT- Ministry of Education, Mrs. Dilini Fernando; Corporate Sustainability Manager -HSBC, Mrs. Janakie Karunarathne; community affairs Manager Microsoft Sri Lanka, HSBC Team lead by Ms. Heshani Jayaweera, Zonal Director – Gampaha Education zone and Mr. Imaalan Samaratunga – Sarvodaya Fusion Coordinator for Ja-ela .
For further details on the project and previous workshops : http://fusion.lk/hsbcmicrosoft-career-guidance-programmes-in-jaffna-matara-districts-conclude-succesfully/