November, 13, 2015
Colombo Leadership Academy (CLA) recently announced a strategic partnership with the Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT). CLA is a reputed provider of professional leadership development tools to a wide range of industries in Sri Lanka. The partnership is an extension of CLA’s recently launched Young Entrepreneur Development Program and is aimed at developing the skillset of graduate entrepreneurs and empowering them to successfully step into the industry as future innovative entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the partnership, Riaz Hassen, CEO & Director Colombo Leadership Academy explained, “We are excited to partner with one of Sri Lanka’s leading fashion schools, known to hone the talent of promising young students and helping them reach their potential. As an extension of the Young Entrepreneur Development program, which is committed to inspire, empower and develop the graduate students to drive their passion into business ventures and startups and to begin their entrepreneurial journeys. The Colombo Leadership Academy’s entrepreneur development program is designed with cutting edge content and constructed with modules that would provide graduate students with a thorough understanding of the foundations of entrepreneurship, identifying their unique space in the competitive market and instigating creativity and innovation to drive their business visions successfully.”
Having successfully initiated a wide range of leadership competency enhancing programs and seminars, geared to develop the leadership, motivational, management and entrepreneurial skills of participants, Colombo Leadership Academy is now set to boost budding fashion entrepreneurs to the next level by extending its Young Entrepreneur Development Program to include the fashion industry, the Colombo Leadership Academy provides valuable real-world learning on the startup and operational skills needed to successfully manage a business.
Speaking on how the program will benefit the industry and its new entrants, Niroshani Leanage, Managing Director, Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (Pvt) Ltd, said, “We are happy to partner with the Colombo Leadership Academy to provide future designers guidance and support in creating their niche in the industry as future innovative entrepreneurs. We believe that this partnership with the Colombo Leadership Academy will create great opportunities for fashion designers”.
Caption: Roshani Leanage - Chairperson LIFT, Niroshani Leanage - Managing Director LIFT, Riaz Hassen - CEO / Managing Director CLA, and Niroshi Siriwansa - Head of Business Development CLA