Sri Lanka’s NDB bank has initiated a program to help the country’s youths gain required qualification to find jobs in the growing tourism industry.
Under its “Jeevana’ Livelihood Development Program” an initiative aimed at developing entrepreneurship across the Island, NDB has already provided training for three groups of youths selected from rural areas on hotel operations.
The training is being given with the support of the International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia.
Accordingly, the third group who passed out of the school was given their certificates at a special ceremony held in Tangalle.
Commenting on the program, Chief Executive Officer of NDB, Russell de Mel said “it is in fact noteworthy to reveal that all students trained under the program had found employment in star class hotels immediately upon completion of the course”
The Bank, under the ‘Jeevana’ Livelihood Scheme, aims to identify careers that play a vital role in the current development momentum and to enter into partnerships with industry leaders, to provide the academic and practical training which will undoubtedly enhance the potential of the youth to gain employment opportunities immediately after the training.
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