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Sampath Bank’s youth entrepreneurship forum on Wednesday

Sampath Bank announced last week that they will be hosting a workshop which aims to familiarise the youth of the nation with the topic of business entrepreneurship. This forum will be held at Hotel Blue Sky, Kurunegala on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. It is a part of their ongoing project in association with the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) and YouLead which seeks to put Sri Lanka’s youth on the road towards establishing their own business.

“As a national bank with a firm belief that micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) are the growing force of the economy, school leavers, undergraduates, youth, and all other interested parties with lofty dreams to start up their own business are encouraged to attend this informative forum. In addition, participation is free of charge as it is in line with Sampath Bank’s mission to promote and develop a new generation of entrepreneurs,” the bank said in a press release.

Dr. Premasiri Gamage, a seasoned veteran who has garnered vast knowledge on the topic through his experience as a senior management consultant and a professional trainer, will be conducting the session.

This curated session will educate all prospective entrepreneurs in attendance on how to make correct initial business decisions while increasing quality and productivity, which in turn leads to the outcome of profitability and positive returns.

YouLead, the youth employment and business start-up programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Executive Service Corps (IESC), will conduct an informative session on career guidance. The session includes a psychometric test to identify participants’ career personalities based on their skills and preferences. This will provide all participants with a general outlook on how to make and implement informed occupational decisions which will better the participants’ prospects of being productive and content in their jobs.

Interested individuals could register by contacting the National Chamber of Commerce on 011 4741788 or 076 2555707