Young Shipping Professionals (YSP) of CASA together with Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) and Women in Logistics and Transport (WILAT) organized the Career Day 2017 for students in 10 different schools in the Galle District on May 5th 2017. This event was primarily focused on grooming the right future leaders for the shipping industry.

YSP is the platform used to reach out to these young shippers, led by Mr. Navin Perera, the chairman of YSP and the General Manager of GAC Marine Services. WISTA, led by Mrs. Shehara Jayawardana, the President of the Association and Joint Managing Director of McLarens Group combined her efforts with YSP to stimulate gender balance within the shipping industry and encouraged young female shippers to understand their possibilities as well.

With the expansion of globalization and the rise in the increase for international trade, YSP took it upon themselves to educate the youth about the ever growing opportunities and career paths in the shipping industry today and increased awareness of the various prospects that lie ahead for these young shippers.

McLarens Holdings and GAC continuously support the development of the young talent in the shipping industry. They are very keen on making sure these youngsters were inspired to grow, develop and increase their networking opportunities in the shipping industry

The day consisted of presentations on study techniques, Introduction to the shipping & logistics industry and Airfreight. This was followed by a question and answer session and the awarding of gifts to respective students which was sponsored by WILAT. The day ended with a field trip to the Port of Galle where detailed briefings were given on current operations.