MAS Holdings announces the launch of the MAS Institute of Management and Technology (MIMT), located at the MAS Fabric Park, Thulhiriya.
MIMT is a public training institute with exceptional facilities and infrastructure, including a fully equipped auditorium seating 300 people, 17 training rooms with labs for English language, IT, textile processing and sewing machine mechanics and residential facilities for up to 250 people.
MIMT is being launched with a vision to enhance employment opportunities to the youth of this country and to uplift competencies in the industries in Sri Lanka. There will be a particular focus on the Textile, Apparel, IT and BPO sectors. MIMT will partner with leading training providers to offer a range of programmes. The flexibility of working with a network of partners will ensure that MIMT’s training will remain relevant to the changing needs of our country.
Partnering with Informatics, a premier IT training institute, MIMT will offer a suite of IT programmes ranging from diploma level to degree programmes along with qualifications in 3D graphics and JAVA. MIMT will also offer a suite of technical programmes to skill employees in the textile and apparel industry. A range of English language, soft skill development and etiquette programmes will enhance the employability of people.
MIMT CEO, Chandan de Silva said:
“MIMT will offer customized programmes to address the skill shortages in the IT enabled, BPO, Textile and apparel industries. We want to develop well rounded candidates by focusing on core competencies and soft skill development.”
MIMT’s own job placement center will help students from MIMT find employment within the MAS Fabric Park and in other industries.
MIMT also offers Corporate training programs targeting workers, supervisors and executives. These could be residential or day programs. Companies can work with MIMT to create customized programs to include relevant technical training coupled with soft skill development and experiential learning.
MIMT’s partner, Borderlands, will bring experiential learning into the Institute, utilizing the rock, waterways and natural surroundings.
MAS is also announcing that it aspires to launch the MAS Business School later in the year. This will be for senior executives and will be centered around Leadership Excellence and Innovation.
MAS Holdings Chairman Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean said:
“My vision is to see Sri Lanka recognized as a destination for knowledge and innovation within the next five years. This is one step towards that goal.”
The ceremonial opening of MIMT took place on the 31st of January 2008 under the distinguished patronage of Professor Malik Ranasinghe, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa.
MAS Holdings, an innovation focused company is one of the region’s largest suppliers of Intimate apparel and Activewear. Operating in five countries with over 45000 people, the company is a vertically integrated apparel solutions provider and the preferred sourcing partner for world-class brands such as; Victoria’s Secret, Nike, adidas, Reebok, Speedo and M&S.