Career Guidance programme for Wesleyites
The Wesley College Old Boys Union, under the leadership of its
incumbent President Ivor Mahroof, recently conducted a workshop in
Career Guidance for the College’s sub-prefects and Advanced Level (A/L)
The day-long workshop was conducted at the Wesley College Training
Centre with the participation of several resource personnel, specialists
in their respective fields.
Among them were Group Manager - Enterprise Solution, DMS Electronics,
Peter Peiris, General Manager, Metropolitan Group H,Dulani Nissanke,
Trainer/ Diplomacy and International Relations (Sri Lanka), Jennifer
Fox, Managing Director, Mayfair Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Riaz Hassen and Senior
General Manager - New Business Development & Mobile Commerce, Dialog
Axiata PLC, Fariq Cader. The workshop was moderated by Mohamed Rizwie.
The nearly 50 enthusiastic Wesleyites started the day with physical
fitness and cadetting drill followed by Career Guidance & Planning, CV
Writing, Social Networking, Leadership, Corporate Etiquette and Self
Motivation. The workshop took the form of interactive role play which
included engaging round-table discussions and several group sessions.
During the programme
One of the participants, S. Hozhalan (17) of grade 13A said, “This
was an awesome day for all of us. We learnt a great deal about things
that are normally taken for granted. This was very beneficial to my
fellow Wesleyites and will certainly help us in the future.”
The day ended with the selection of the Best Group which participated
in discussions and presented a comprehensive synopsis of the day’s
President of the Wesley College Old Boys Union Ivor Mahroof said,
“Exercises of this nature are of paramount important, especially given
the highly competitive environment our children are growing up in. The
motivation levels in the boys were very high and we were very impressed
by their enthusiasm and active participation.
When evaluating the overall success of the workshop at the end of the
day, we were requested to make this a quarterly feature instead of an
annual one. This alone speaks for itself and does augur well for the
future. This is also in keeping with the objectives of the OBU in
developing the infrastructure of the school, targeting students and
teaching fraternity and providing appropriate improvement in this
This entire exercise was initiated by the dynamic and far-thinking
leadership of principal Dr.Shanthi McLelland under whose stewardship
Wesley College has forged ahead in the recent past.