Gain New Skills - Up skill Reskill

Who can join the programme



Those who are interested to gain new skills to enter into the job market


Students who are currently pursuing their undergraduate/ diploma/ postgraduate degree


Those who are unemployed and wish to gain skills to start mini and micro-enterprises


Those who lost their employment/ income opportunity due to COVID 19 or other reasons and wish to gain new skills / up-skill / reskill to secure a job/income opportunity


Instructors/ teachers/ trainer of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

COL-Coursera- NLSL Partnership

As an intergovernmental organisation committed to improving the livelihood conditions of people across the Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has formed a partnership with Coursera to make a difference to the lives of people whose immediate need is to acquire skills for regaining employment.

The National Library of Sri Lanka (NLSL) finds the Commonwealth of Learning’s approach to skill development among unemployed citizens very appropriate and has partnered with Canada based COL to implement this initiative in Sri Lanka.

The initiative, named Skills Online Sri Lanka Programme will offer scholarship to five thousand (5000) Sri Lankans through a competitive application process.