Career Center for Trinco youths opened

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 September 2003, 00:16 GMT]
The Trincomalee district parliamentarian, Mr.R.Sampanthan, Sunday morning declared open the Career Guidance and Counseling Center of the Trincomalee Technical College, constructed with the assistance of the Tertiary Education Ministry of the Sri Lankan government, sources said.

The Ministry has opened fifty-two Career Guidance and Counseling Centers in the country from September 22 to September 28, and the Trincomalee center is one of such centers, sources said.

The aim of the center is to provide necessary guidance to students who have failed to enter university and drop outs to select suitable technical education that will ensure self-employment with a bright future in the society and, College Principal Mr.V. Suntharalingam said.

Mr. Suntharalingam said the Trincomalee Technical College, which was founded with fifty youths and three raining courses in 1993, now has 518 students and it provides technical education in 18 disciplines, sources said.


Career Center, Trinco
Guests were taken to the venue with Trincomalee Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College band music in attendance.


At the commencement of the event, Mr.Sampanthan, who was the chief guest, and Ms. Ranjini Senasinghe, the special guest, accompanied by the Principal Suntharalingam were taken to the venue with the Sri Shanmuga Hindu ladies College band in attendance. Thereafter, Mr. Sampanthan lit the traditional oil lamp and opened the centre by cutting the ribbon. Religious dignitaries of all faiths blessed the occasion, sources said.


Career Center, Trinco
Guests with religious dignitaries


Addressing the gathering, Mr. Sampanthan said the Trincomalee district has not been developed in the spheres of agricultural and fisheries due to step-motherly treatment by the successive governments in power.

"We hope the proposed interim administration for the northeast province would become a reality and it would help us to develop the war-ravaged province in a planned way. We need trained manpower for development. Hence the Technical College could immensely contribute to the development of the district by producing skilled youths in various disciplines of technical education," Mr.Sampanthan said.

Trincomalee St Mary's Girls College Principal, Rev. Sister Therese Ranee and several others also spoke at the event.


Career Center, Trinco
Mr.Sampanthan cutting the ribbon and openening the centre



Career Center, Trinco
( L-R) Trincomalee St Mary's Girls College Principal Sister Threse Ranee, Trincomalee Technical College principal Mr.V.Suntharalingam, Mr.Sampanthan and Mr S.A.Natkuneswaran ( Career Guidance and Counseling Officer)

 

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