The Monaragala District Career Guidance Center established under the Smart Sri Lanka Career Guidance Network Project was declared open by President MaithripalaSirisena today (06).
Smart Sri Lanka Career Guidance Institute, a project implemented by the Presidential Secretariat under the guidance of the President has been set up with the objective of bring together all the career development institutes and resources in order to find a sustainable solution to the issue of unemployment in Sri Lanka through a well-advanced mechanism.
The project aims to provide youth with the opportunity to pursue their chosen career paths, provide entrepreneurial opportunities, provide online career information services including employment banks, meet private career guides, upgrade career guidance services to international standards and build a nationwide network of career guidance organizations.
It also targets to achieve global objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Program and youth development for sustainable livelihood development, eradicating unemployment among young people, and introducing new industries and investments that will utilize natural resources with a proper management.
Following the opening of the Career Guidance Institute President went on an inspection tour and engaged in a friendly discussion with the youth.
Ministers Gayantha Karunathilake, Ranjith Madduma bandara, Daya Gamge, Ravindra Samaraweera and Director General of Smart Sri Lanka Eric Prasanna Weerawardhana were also presented on this occasion.