COL - SFW Bangladesh (Google/Coursera/Udemy) Scholarship 2021-2022 (Batch-2)

 COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING-SKILLS FOR WORK IN BANGLADESH- MINISTRY OF COMMERCE – BETTER FUTURE FOR WOMEN  PARTNERSHIP

https://col-skillsforwork-bd.org/




As an intergovernmental organization committed to improving the livelihood conditions of people across the Commonwealth, COL has entered into this partnership with Ministry of Commence ( MoC) and Better future for Women in Bangladesh to make a difference to the lives of adult and young who need to acquire skills for gaining employment. The program will continue till March 2023.
WHAT COURSES /SPECIALIZATIONS ARE OFFERED UNDER THE 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.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA/TARGET LEARNERS

1. Those who are interested to gain new skills to enter the job market
2. Students who are currently pursuing the final year of their undergraduate/diploma/postgraduate degree
3. Those who are unemployed and wish to gain skills to start  mini and micro-enterprises
4. Between 18 to 45 years of age
5. Male, Women and third gender
6. Women are especially encouraged to apply for the scholarship. ( Ministry of Commerce and Better Future for Women wish to allocate 50% of the scholarship to women .)
7. Persons with disability with basic ICT skills . Persons with disability will be prioritized while selecting candidates for the scholarship program. ( Ministry of Commerce and Better Future for Women wish to allocate 5% of the scholarship to persons with disability.)



SCHOLARSHIP RULES

1) Once you submit your application using the online application a selection committee comprising of officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Better Future for Women will short list the eligible candidates who will be required to participate in an online screening process. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with the details for online screening through email.
2) The learner has to respond to our email invitation to sign up for the Coursera portal within 2 days of receiving;
3) Selected learner will be required to complete at least 6 courses within 6 months.
4) The learner has to enroll in a course or two within a week of accepting the invitation;
5) The learner has to show enough progress with learning, say at least three hours of learning within the first two weeks of joining; and,
6) The learner has to complete at least one course within 4 weeks of availing of the scholarship
7) Under COL- Grow with Google Scholarship , learners have to commit at least 10 hours per week.
8)The scholarship will be withdrawn if the learner is not able to demonstrate enough commitment and willingness to take advantage of the scholarship and will not be considered for COL scholarship in future.
9) A helpdesk facility is available to help facilitate learning.



HELPDESK AND SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT

Experts located in Bangladesh will offer help with choosing courses, and provide administrative, academic support, as well as mentorship and counseling.WhatsApp: +8801883951291
Telegram: +8801883951291
Email: sfw-helpdesk@betterfuture4women.org.bd
Skype: skillsforwork.helpdesk

Skills for Work Group Telegram link ( Group Name: COL-Skills for Work-BD-Helpdesk ) : https://t.me/joinchat/tt506P8bvCQ4MTRl

Facebook page: Commonwealth of Learning Skills for Work – Bangladesh https://www.facebook.com/Commonwealth-of-Learning-Skills-for-Work-Bangladesh-109262764554291

Second Batch - 2000 Scholarship- 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022 (6 months)





ONLINE APPLICATION FORM FOR SCHOLARHSIP

Interest applicants are requested to submit application online at the following web address: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1WHcHjtA4LytE6UX8aa070Uxoz-PRvJ54wZj57PTySVp47w/viewform

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