“Skills for Life”, is an organization dedicated to workforce development that delivers valuable training and assessments in three important areas: English Language Proficiency, Career Skills (Soft Skills) and ICT training. Apart from these core trainings and assessments, we also offer specialized programmes for teachers for their professional development. In Sri Lanka, we make a substantial contribution to the capacity building of Government Institutions, Private Organizations, civil societies and all citizens to enhance skills and behaviors of the workforce through various initiatives.
All English language programmes meet international standards as the curricula designed according to the Council of Europe Common European Frame Work. We partner in association with leading British Organizations such as Cambridge English and Pearson English. We conduct assessments of Young Learners, main suite examinations at all levels from foundation to advanced proficiency in English in addition to Business, Legal, finance & accounting & Teacher Knowledge (TKT) as well. Skills for Life in association with the Awarding Body of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Examinations to provide opportunities to teachers and students enhance their speech and drama skills in Sri Lanka. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka has appointed us as the principle Training Provider & assessment centre for “Business Communication & People Skills” program developed by them for their Executive Level students.
We offer three courses in Soft Skills, which fall under the Accelerated Skills Acquisition Program (ASAP) endorsed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC). This is the only certified Soft Skills program in Sri Lanka. ASAP caters to job seekers by strengthening their employability skills, preparing school-leavers for the work place, and giving participants a sense of best practices in the work place. Even though ASAP has been developed with the input of several International and Local experts, the curricula has been designed very much to suit the needs of Sri Lanka. Since the introduction of this program in 2009, we have trained & qualified in ASAP nearly 26,000 students in the country across all provinces.
Skills for Life is the marketing arm of Testit, the Licensee for International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Sri Lanka & related courses for both Sri Lanka & Maldives.
In our efforts of supporting Ministry of Education through the Asian Development Bank funded Education for Knowledge society Project, we introduced ourselves as the sole representative of the Fundamentals of Financial Services qualification & Edexcel Professional Award in Soft Skills for Teachers qualification. Fundamentals of Financial Services qualification specifically designed to meet the needs of new entrants to the investment industry by The Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) UK. Edexcel Professional Award in Soft Skills for Teachers is a course that facilitates teachers of Sri Lanka not only to be skillful but also to be passionate and committed.