IIT’s Trailblazers 2019 helps empower future entrepreneurs | Sunday Observer

IIT’s Trailblazers 2019 helps empower future entrepreneurs

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) conducted a career guidance event ‘Trailblazers 2019’ that drew over 200 students from leading schools.

Organised by the Rotaract Club of IIT, Trailblazers 2019 was initiated to inspire Sri Lanka’s future leaders and make them innovative thinkers and adventurous spirits. Conducted on the theme ‘Leadership, Teamwork and Entrepreneurship’, the full-day event focused on providing career guidance to students of leading schools in Colombo and Kandy in partnership with CareerMe, a career guidance company founded by a young woman entrepreneur.

The in-depth, interactive sessions educated the students on how to navigate through the crucial decision making process each O/L and A/L student faces when it comes to his or her future in education and career. O/L students have to choose what stream they would want to study for their A/Ls.

Two guest speakers, Chief Executive at N*able, Peter D’ Almeida and World Toastmasters finalist Kaishika Rodrigo outlined the importance of leadership.

They emphasised on how every person has a talent that can be nurtured and used for the betterment of society.