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400 Commonwealth of Learning Skills Scholarships Offered to Saint Lucians

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations recently announced the availability of 400 scholarships under the Commonwealth of Learning Skills for Work Scholarship Program.

Citizens of Saint Lucia are invited to apply for an opportunity to register, enroll and gain valuable job placement certifications over the duration of five (5) months. Thousands of courses offered by Coursera, Google and Udemy are available.

The Skills for Work Scholarship Program (https://col- skillsforwork.org ) is aimed at helping young and productive citizens equip themselves with in- demand and highly rewarding skills to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Thousands of Commonwealth citizens are already taking advantage of this opportunity. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to complete one of three program options. All interested persons must apply by April 28, 2021.

To be eligible successful candidates must:

a. Must be a citizen of Saint Lucia

b. Must be between 18 to 45 years of age and of any gender

c. Must be interested and willing to gain new skills to enter the job market

d. Students in the final year of their associate degree/undergraduate/diploma/postgraduate
degree

e. Unemployed or willing to gain skills to start a mini or micro-enterprise

f. Young men are especially encouraged to apply for the scholarship. (Ministry notes that women
are three to one more likely to take up these opportunities).

g. Persons with disabilities with basic ICT skills. Persons with disabilities will be prioritized while
selecting candidates for the scholarship program.

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