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STEP Campus launched to offer innovative education options

The world would lose of 80% of current job tiles in a decade, said Head Board Member, University of Vocational Technology, Dr. Ruwan Abeysekera.

Speaking at the launch of the STEP Campus, he said that job titles such as engineers, teachers, doctors and lawyers would disappear and new job titles such as organ creator, wild life experience designer and garbage artist would emerge.

The Sigma Tertiary Education Pathway (Pvt.) Limited, known as STEP Campus (at Maya Avenue Colombo 6), affiliated to the Higher Education Institute of Sigma Institute, was officially launched last Friday.

The STEP Campus was established to provide a new style of university education with innovative techniques to meet the demands of the rapidly changing world, said its Chairman, Sigma Tertiary Education Pathway (Pvt.) Limited (STEP Campus), Sigma Institute, Kirulapana and Shilpa Institute, Horana, Kanthi Kulasiri.

“STEP Campus intends developing broad and strong ties with similar institutions and professionals and organizations worldwide, with a view to enhancing the quality of programs and also to facilitate foreign students,” said CEO/ MD Sandun Kulasiri.

“STEP had already engaged with a few colleges and professionals in the Maldives who have shown great interest in the concept and expressed willingness to develop the market for STEP Campus in the Maldives.”

The Sigma Institute was founded by late Jagath Kulasiri in 2001, to train students for the GCE O/L and A/L examinations. In its 20th year, Sigma is the largest Secondary Education service provider in Sri Lanka, by student population and more than one million students have studied at the Sigma Institute.

The institute has progressed to one of the largest and the most successful private educational institutions in Sri Lanka.

Regional Manager City & Guilds UK, Samadhi Hapuarachchi handing over the City & Guilds Centre approval certificate to Chairperson, STEP Campus Kanthi Kulasiri. CEO/MD, Sandun Kulasiri and General Manager, STEP Campus Sulakshana Ratnayake look on. Picture by Ranjith Asanka

The STEP Campus was launched to educate and prepare students to meet current and future Human Capital demands in the corporate sector. The STEP Campus delivers world-class, flexible learning education to people across Sri Lanka, while there are several overseas students studying as well.”

“We promote educational opportunities by providing high-quality higher education to all who wish to realize their aspirations and fulfill their prospective. Most of the STEP professional courses have no formal entry requirement. We believe that qualifications our students possess when they leave, are the only ones that matter,” said General Manager, STEP Campus Sulakshana Ratnayake.

The institute also has affiliations and partnerships with many other institutes, including City & Guilds, the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland.

“Further, we have received the approval to conduct courses in Level 4 IVQ Diploma in Digital Marketing and Teacher training. This is the first time in Sri Lanka, that Digital Marketing is been offered exclusively through STEP Campus.”

“With modern class rooms, education infrastructure, education platforms in place, STEP housed in a six storied complex, provides a constructive education environment for our students to learn and grow.”

As a part of its CSR Initiatives, both STEP Campus and Sigma Institute would have special programs at concessionary rates or free of charge as charity projects for the underprivileged students who do not have the opening to excel, only because of the lack of exposure and financial resources.

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