Having recently partnered up with the University of Sabaragamuwa, the country’s most youth-centric telco, Airtel Lanka, embarked on a monumental programme to enhance the soft skills and practical knowledge among youth, with invaluable mentoring and training opportunities for over 250 students from the Management Faculty.
The programme is conducted via a series of webinars, allowing the undergraduates a chance to learn seamlessly. The series will continue through to June 2021.
Moreover, a select group of 22 students, nominated by the University based on their academic performances, were included in special mentorship programmes.
“An increasing number of Universities and students alike are actively seeking the value of corporate mentorship whilst pursuing higher education due to the increased pressure for personal and professional development. The need is attributed towards the commonality of an academic qualification and the lack of work skills competencies. Effective mentoring has an overall positive effect on academic achievements as well as career success and this is why we are committed towards initiatives of this nature,” Airtel Lanka Managing Director/CEO Ashish Chandra stated.
In addition to training University students, Airtel Lanka’s experienced mentors were taken through an extensive coaching workshop, led by a veteran certified coach and trainer, while the University students were simultaneously taken through the webinar series by lauded corporate leaders.
Airtel regularly seeks out opportunities for youth engagement, and skills development, having previously engaged in programmes such as ‘21FOR21’ by the USAID project, YouLead. The company is deeply committed to ensuring that young Sri Lankans have access to the opportunities and information needed to unleash their full potential.