Skills Online
Sri Lanka Programme

Skills Online Sri Lanka is a skill development program implemented in Sri Lanka by the National Library in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning.

Cohort 2 – 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022 (6 months)

“COL- Coursera and Google are processing scholarship recipients and invitations which have taken more time than expected. Most probably if selected you will receive an invitation within this week (17-23 Oct) or early next week.”

SKILLS FOR WORK CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

Through COL-Skills for Work Initiative, Commonwealth of Learning aims to support the efforts of Member States to provide skills required for decent employment and entrepreneurship and pave the way for attaining skills, enhancing skills, lifelong learning and growth.

COL - COURSERA SKILLS FOR WORK CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

This scholarship is ideal for those who wish to attend high quality e-learning courses developed by the world’s top universities and companies. Earn industry-recognized credentials and demonstrate your new skills by sharing your Course Certificate.

COL - UDEMY SKILLS FOR WORK CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

Learn skills through Udemy for Business to advance your career in a variety of fields including business, Entrepreneurship, IT Project Management, Personal Development, Digital Marketing, Language, Marketing, communications and many more.

COL - GROW WITH GOOGLE SKILLS FOR WORK CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

This scholarship provides job-ready skills and in 6 specialized areas – IT Automation with Python, UX Design, Data Analytics, IT Support, IT Project Management & Android Development that can earn you a place as an employee of world’s top companies through this unique Google professional certificate.

My history in IT goes back to the days when we used floppy disks for file transfers. From the day I first touched a computer, I was always keen about learning new things in technology. After my G.C.E. A/Ls I followed an IT degree to find new opportunities related to the field. I obtained the Higher Diploma in IT fromUCSC in 2014 but could not find a job. After so many attempts and unsuccessful interviews at private sector companies, finally I was able to get a job as a Management Service Officer at a government office. Even though it is a non-IT related job, I was assigned to manage entire fleet of computers and LGN network atthe office.

TIMELINE OF SKILLS FOR WORK INITIATIVE FOR 2021

1ST COHORT

April 2021 – 30 September 2021 (6 months)

Ended on 30 September 2021

2ND COHORT

1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022 (6 months)

Online Classes in Progress

BENEFITS OF COL-SKILLS FOR WORK INITIATIVE

STUDY ONLINE

Learn 24/7. Anytime, Anywhere. At your own pace. Flexible schedule.

FREE OF COST

There is no registration or tuition fee for accessing courses. 100% free.

GET CERTIFICATE

Get a certificate each time you complete a course. Verifiable and shareable.

Who can join the programme

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Commonwealth of Learning invites citizens of Sri Lanka to apply for Commonwealth of Learning – Skills for Work Initiative to acquire skills to gain employment, better work opportunities and improved livelihoods.  We invite all citizens to apply, especially women, girls, youth, adults and persons with disabilities.