Ministry of Commerce

Ministry of commerce press note on Commonwealth of learning skills for work scholarship

The Ministry of Commerce and Better Future for Women in Bangladesh invite eligible Bangladeshi citizens to apply for Commonwealth of Learning (COL)’s Skills for Work scholarship. The aim of the scholarship is to close the skills gap for in-demand and high-demand jobs in commonwealth nations. COL aims to support the efforts of Member States to disseminate skills required for decent employment and entrepreneurship and pave the way for skilling, reskilling, upskilling and lifelong learning. Commonwealth of Learning has partnered with Google, Coursera and Udemy to offer the Skills for Work scholarship which will enable Bangladeshi youth and adults to access high quality skill development courses provided through world’s leading e-learning platforms, such as, Coursera and Udemy. COL will offer three different scholarships under the Skills for Work initiative- COL-Grow with Google Skills for Work Scholarship, COL-Coursera Skills for Work Scholarship, COL-Udemy Skills for Work Scholarship. Under the COL-Grow with Google Skills for Work Scholarship, scholarship recipients will be able to gain Google certification in five specialization areas- IT Support, IT automation with Python, UX Design, IT Project Management and Data Analytics. The COL-Udemy Scholarship will offer skill development courses in IT operations, project management, application development, leadership and management, marketing while the COL-Coursera scholarship will provide access to courses in Digital transformation, information technology, entrepreneurship, emerging technology and cloud computing. For detailed application procedures and eligibility guidelines, interested applicant are requested to visit the following website: col-skillsforwork-bd.org. The details and online application form are also available at the following address: https://forms.gle/bAAwmuX3whBj8D8N8 . Additionally, anyone can request for URL link to the online application form by sending a SMS to this WhatsApp number – +8801883951291 & Telegram number – +8801883951291. There will be two round of scholarships in 2021. Deadline for submission of application for the first round is 15 March 2021. The deadline for submission for second round is 15 September 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an online screening test.