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CDB engages A/Level students for knowledge advancement

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Building on its deep-rooted commitment to youth empowerment, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB), launched its knowledge based CSR initiative by organizing a seminar for advanced level students in a bid to equip them with holistic knowledge that would steer them towards sustainable careers.  Titled, Citizens’ Wisdom Path and constructed on the theme, ‘Build beyond the future’, CDB conducted the seminar in October in Colombo for 310 students of the commerce stream and thirty teachers from select schools in the Western province.

Using the learned resources of highly acclaimed academic personnel from the Faculty of Management & Finance of the University of Colombo, the students were taken through the rudiments of writing examination papers, maximising results through effective studying and being psychologically prepared for the pressure of examinations.  In adding further value to the knowledge gathering process, these resource personnel also touched on common errors done by students when attempting examinations and also the practical application of human resource management in workplaces in both the public and private sectors.

An important facet in youth empowerment was highlighted by CEO of Unisons Capital Leasing Limited and President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing Karthik Elangovan when he explained about the demand required for the labour market by 2030.  “There are manifold skills, talents and competencies that are required for jobs of the future and this includes soft skills, not simply academic and professional qualifications,” he stated.  “One of the fundamentals that has become the platform for an organisation’s success is honing the qualities of good productive teams and instilling leadership skills in team leaders.  It is these facets that ensure career progression enabling young people like you attain their career aspirational goals.”

For CDB, this seminar was the springboard to equipping the youth of Sri Lanka with the skills and knowledge necessary in preparing for employment in the future. Director/CCO Roshan Abeygoonewardena stated that, “Given the success of this seminar, we intend to continue this series with young people around the country as we believe it is vital they are given the knowledge on the fundamentals required to be successfully employed in the career of their choice. As a responsible corporate steward, CDB feels it is important that young people are given the fundamentals to empower themselves and become productive effective contributors to national development.”

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Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) is a public quoted leader in the Non-Banking Financial Institution Sector in Sri Lanka with an islandwide branch network that is driven by a state of the art technological platform that has revolutionized the way financial transactions are done in this country. This multi-award winning corporate leader has been recognized as one of the Best Ten Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in past years and as one of the Most Valuable Brands in the country by Brand Finance Sri Lanka in addition to gaining laurels for its stringent governance focus, pioneering green practices, sustainability initiatives and business processes from prestigious entities.

 

3Participants at CDB’s first knowledge based CSR initiative for A/Level Students

4Internal Facilitator, CEO of Unisons Capital Leasing Ltd and President of SLIM Eangovan Karthik explains the skill requirements needed  by year 2030