Future Minds, the National Higher Educational and Career Exhibition was kicked off on a high note today, at the BMICH, on the 16th of June 2017, laying claim to the leading position among higher education expos in the island.
The exhibition was declared open by Hon. Chandima Weerakkody, the Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training. Addressing the gathering the minister said that skills development will define the future of Sri Lanka and Future Minds is an exemplary platform contributing to this task. The minister highlighted the introduction of the “Future Minds Virtual Expo”, the 3D Virtual Exhibition in cyberspace which will be available all year round, as a significant addition to the expo.
The minister also pointed out that around 28000 enter state universities and around 10000 go abroad in pursual of greener pastures and the other hundreds of thousands should not be “left behind”. He said that he is promoting a novel concept to introduce a “Career Guidance Club” to every school so that students have a much better exposure to what career building is all about and that it is vital component that is missing in the school system today. Concluding, the minister wished great success to Future Minds and commended the social service being performed by the expo to the student community.
The Future Minds Exhibition will be worked off from June 16th to 18th at the BMICH and from June 24th to 25th at the KCC in Kandy and finally from Sept 09 th to 10th at the Galle Town Hall.