The Kerala Education Development and Employment Society (KEDES) has partnered with the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) to implement the Skills for Work project in India. The project is aimed at closing skill gaps for in-demand jobs responding to employer and industry needs through directly supporting the youth and adult to participate and complete skill and professional development courses offered by online learning platforms like Google, Udemy, and Coursera.
The Commonwealth of Learning is offering 7,000 scholarships for eligible Indian citizens and it is administered in India by KEDES over a period of three (3) years. The scholarship is aimed at assisting Indian citizens to acquire skills to gain employment, work, and livelihood.
TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS:
a. Small Business Owner can build their online presence and find new customers.
b. Job Seeker and Students can learn the skills they need to get the jobs they want in today’s evolving economy.
c. Educators can learn how to help their students get the skills they need to be prepared for today’s jobs.
d. Developers can sharpen their current skills and master new ones.
e. Startups can learn how to get their ideas the exposure they need to succeed.
TIMELINE & NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2021
First Batch: 01st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021 (500 Scholarships)
Second Batch: 01st October, 2021 to 31st March, 2022 (1140 Scholarships)
Deadline for Submission of the Application:
First batch: 25 March 2021
Second batch: 15 September 2021
To learn more about the COL-Skills for Work Scholarship, please visit our website: