Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Brandix engages 1000 undergraduates in critical skills
Brandix engages 1000 undergraduates in critical skills
19
Mar '14
The Brandix Group engaged with nearly 1,000 undergraduates from leading Sri Lankan universities and professional institutions on the critical skills required for the future work place and also shared talent development insights of Brandix, Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter. 
 
Two sessions conducted at the Universities of Kelaniya and Moratuwa recently under the 2014 edition of the Brandix Talent Forum saw thought-provoking presentations by the featured speaker Andrew Schmidt, Manager, Chief HR Officer Engagement (CHRO) of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, SHRM is the world’s largest HR membership organisation devoted to Human Resource Management.
 
Mr. Schmidt was supported by two Brandix presenters, Dhananjaya Rajapaksha and Arjuna Sirinanda, CEOs of Brandix Casualwear and Brandix i3, respectively.
 
“In terms of the enthusiasm and eagerness shown by the participants and the level of engagement achieved, in addition to the overwhelming numbers that were present, the 2014 Brandix Talent Forum was a tremendous success. These sessions enabled us to provide specific information that gave undergraduates insights into skills required to succeed in their future careers,” said Ishan Dantanarayana, Chief People Officer of the Brandix Group.
 
He said the success of the programme had encouraged Brandix to consider extending it to other universities in Sri Lanka to promote better understanding and closer integration between higher education institutions and businesses. 
 
Featured Speaker Andrew Schmidt commented: “The Talent Forum was an excellent opportunity for students to interact with top Sri Lankan business leaders. By hosting events like these and providing first-class technical training, the Universities of Kelaniya and Moratuwa are preparing their students with the full complement of skills they will need for career success.”
 
Asitha Jayatunga, President of the Association of Human Resources Professionals (AHRP) added: “The Brandix Talent Forum provided an opportunity to help hundreds of graduates in their transition from the University life to work life. It provided them with the much needed soft skills which will be helpful in getting selected to a job, as well as tips on building a successful career.” 
 
The Brandix Talent Forum was a collaboration between Brandix and the Association of Human Resources Professionals (AHRP) which comprises of senior Human Resources professionals of the country’s largest organisations who work towards providing professional development, an arena for networking, a focus for legislative intervention in national HRM issues and the sharing of experiences, knowledgeand ideas to establish HRM as a dominant force in the business sector.
 

Brandix


Must ReadView All

Decision in UK budget to attract investment in retail: BRC

Textiles | On 24th Nov 2017

Decision in UK budget to attract investment in retail: BRC

British finance minister Philip Hammond’s announcement in his budget...

Courtesy: Shangdong Ruyi

Textiles | On 24th Nov 2017

Shangdong Ruyi to acquire major stake in Bagir

Shangdong Ruyi Technology Group Ltd, one of the leading Asian global...

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com invests $44 mn in Tiki.vn

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Nov 2017

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com invests $44 mn in Tiki.vn

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has invested $44 million in Tiki.vn, a ...

Interviews View All

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search