HCL Technologies Signs MoU With Horizon Campus
Horizon Campus Malabe, recently, renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HCL Technologies, a leading multinational in the field of IT and software development, which includes a more dynamic programme of higher education and employment combination offered to students who wish to enter the field of Information technology.
The TechBee programme which is part of the present MoU is the first of its kind to be offered to students who have completed and successfully passed the Local or international GCE A/L examinations. The uniqueness of this programme, offered jointly by HCL Technologies and Horizon Campus, stems from the fact that the selected students would be offered training/employment while they read for their selected degree in the field of Information Technology at Horizon Campus Malabe.
With a key issue for students and parents being the financial burden they would have to bare when undertaking such a task, HCL Technologies and Horizon Campus are pleased to announce that under the TechBee programme, the entire cost of the degree programme will be covered through a scholarship scheme and the student will also be entitled to a monthly renumeration once they complete the training programme and retained on a Full time Employment cadre at HCL Technologies Sri Lanka.
The benefits of this partnership between HCL Technologies and Horizon Campus is two fold to the nation as a whole. This includes as a first, Foreign Direct Investment in Education offered through the Techbee scholarship scheme and infrastructure development in the country. Secondly, with the country needing approximately 20,000 employees in the IT industry per year, this partnership will be able to generate a fairly large proportion of this human resources to the industry and the nation.
The MoU was signed by Srimathi Shivashankar, the VP/Corporate on behalf of HCL Technologies and Upul Daranagama/Chairman of Horizon Campus, in the presence of Sumal Perera/ Chairman-Access Group of Companies, Theo Fernando/Managing Director/Horizon Campus, Shamal Perera/Group Director-Access Engineering, Ayesh Fernando/ Director Horizon Campus and dignitaries of Horizon Campus, Malabe.