Like its economy, the Sri Lankan ICT scenario is developing. In order to bridge this gap between ICT skills expectation and local demand, the ICT Skills Council was tasked with the responsibility of developing highly skilled people in the industry. Consisting of industry leaders and stakeholders, the ICT Skills Council runs parallel to the Government strategy of ensuring it becomes a $5 billion industry by 2020.
Consisting of industry leaders and stakeholders, the ICT Skills Council runs parallel to the Government strategy of ensuring it becomes a $5 billion industry by 2020. The Council is determined to synergize private sector organizations in ICT and government apparatus to ensure skilled people for the industry are created to match the need of the hour.
Our portfolio is based on filling the skills gap of ICT Industry. The ICT skills council functions as the platform between the IT Industry and the Education Sector of the country.
The Council applies to companies, industries, associations and professional bodies that are responsible for the workforce in the ICT sector. The Council will be able to act as a mediator between these entities and the Government in the taking forward the ICT industry.
The Council also applies to government stakeholders in planning and policy making. In its mission to enhance the IT literacy of the workforce and citizens, many initiatives have been taken to improve the digital literacy of government employees.
The Council also has a special focus on youth and young people as they are the future generation destined to lead this country forward. Moreover, the functions of the Council apply to parents of young children who would want what’s best for their child. As the Council, we ensure that parents are educated and informed on the opportunities that lie in the ICT industry as well as the importance of having an ICT literate child entering the society as a young adult. Finally the Council applies to the general public and seeks to enhance digital literacy in all citizens and professionals.
Would you like to contribute towards preparing the Sri Lankan workforce for the ambitious digital future? Are you the one who believes that Sri Lanka can make it really big in ICT? Are you the one who believe that your fellow citizens are an asset waiting to be transformed as a highly skilled workforce? Do you believe that we have a great window of opportunity to be a formidable global workforce in technology? Then look no further, join hands with ICT Sector Skills Council and be part of the future in the making.
ICT Skills Council has established an online platform for collaboration and believes that the national competency development is a collaborative effort by multiple stakeholders. Council is keen to have all the stake holders to work towards identified national goals so that there is no duplication of effort by different parties. Council will link up industry, industry bodies, government bodies, Government Training Arms, Private training arms, Academia and the work force under defined set of national goals.