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FCCISL, selected regional chambers in IT training scheme

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCISL) recently partnered with the Unlimited Potential Partnership Program (UPP) to offer industry specific ICT courses through the business schools network of regional chambers and chamber academies.
Picture shows Kosala Wickramanayake, President, FCCISL
and Ms. Harshi Hewage de Silva, Project Director, UPP, Infoshare
(Guarantee) Ltd exchanging the MoU.

An FCCISL press release said the UPP curricula, aims to enhance the employment prospects of individuals from all over Sri Lanka.

The courses will take the students' ICT knowledge above and beyond the basics, from the mere use of computers for word processing and communications, to an industry specific knowledge that will aid them in innovating systems of their own towards greater efficiency and productivity, it said.

Unlimited Potential Partnership (UPP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative committed to workforce development in four specific industries: Agriculture, Apparel, Media and Tourism, which brings together leading public and private sector partners. This initiative is joint collaboration between USAID, Microsoft and, the implementing partner, Infoshare, the statement added.

The initial program will be launched at the business schools of Ampara and Sabaragamuwa Chambers and also at chamber academies of Kandy and Kurunagala.

An MoU to formalize the arrangement was signed by Kosala Wickramanayake, President, FCCISL and Ms. Harshi Hewage de Silva, Project Director, UPP, Infoshare (Guarantee) Ltd.

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