|Type||Social Responsibility Project|
|Focus||Education and careers guidance|
|Origins||Nalanda College Colombo career guidance programmes|
|Area served||Sri Lanka|
|Method||Exhibitions, publication, web portal|
|Owner||Nalanda College Junior Old Boys Association|
|Slogan||No one is left behind|
Future Minds Organised by the Junior Old Boys association of Nalanda College Colombo in collaboration with Government of Sri Lanka is an annual three day Educational and Career Guidance Exhibition in Sri Lanka held annually at BMICH, Colombo. Kandy City Centre and Galle Municipal Council host secondary exhibitions for the same following the primary one in Colombo.
Recognition and patronage
This exhibition is patronaged by the Office of the President of Sri Lanka and is endorsed by the Ministries of Education, Vocational & Technical Training, Mass Media & Information and Posts and Telecommunication.
History and Objective
Initially started as a job bank and career guidance program for senior students of Nalanda College Colombo in early 2000. Lately in 2006 expanded and was named Future Minds inaugurated with the Motto of No one is left behind.
Its main aim was to provide a one stop stage for Students in Sri Lanka to meet with Higher Educational and Tertiary Educational Institutes (Government and Private) and make educated choices about their Career Development. There by aiding them to become part of a highly skilled National Workforce for Sri Lanka's Economic and Social development.
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- "Secretary Defence Declares open the Future Minds 2012 Exhibition at BMICH". Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "Future Minds 2012 will be held tomorrow". News.lk. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "Innovators in the making - Director Senesh speaks about Sri Lanka’s first reality show initiated by a school". Dailynews.lk. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
- ""Future Minds 2009", National Educational and Career Gateway, fourth consecutive exposition". Businesstoday.lk. 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "Future Minds 2009: No one left behind". dailynews.lk. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "Nalanda Junior OBA launches 'Future Minds 2011'". sundaytimes.lk. May 1, 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "Future Minds begins on June 17". lakbimanews.lk. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "Mahela Jayawardena joins Future Minds 2012 as Brand Ambassador". ft.lk. May 10, 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.