Capacity Forum

The SLASSCOM Capacity Forum is a dynamic platform dedicated to strengthening Sri Lanka’s technological capabilities across four key pillars: ​

1. Future Careers Bridge (FCB): Empowering aspiring tech enthusiasts by partnering with educational institutions to provide guidance and competencies in the ICT field. ​

2. University Engagement & G2C: Bridging academia and industry through a comprehensive strategy, including the Graduate to Career program and skills assessments.​

3. Tech Kids: Nurturing young talents and fostering their interest in technology.​

4. Bootcamps: Identifying areas with talent shortages and designing industry-driven training programs to bridge skill gaps.​

Through these initiatives, the SLASSCOM Capacity Forum serves as a catalyst for growth, bridging the gap between education and industry and nurturing innovation and intellectual property creation. We harness Sri Lanka’s unique competitive advantages, including agility, cost-effectiveness, and specialized talent, to propel our nation towards global recognition. Our collective efforts are aimed at upskilling professionals, encouraging collaborative innovation, and ultimately positioning Sri Lanka as a distinguished technology hub within the global market. Join us in our journey to shape the future of Sri Lanka’s tech ecosystem.​

Objectives and initiatives

Impact to be created by the forum

Skilled Workforce Development

The Future Careers Bridge and Bootcamps programs empower individuals with the competencies needed for the technology sector, resulting in a skilled and job-ready workforce. ​

Industry-Academia Alignment

University Engagement fosters collaboration between educational institutions and the industry, ensuring that academic programs meet industry requirements and reducing the gap between education and employment.​

Nurturing Young Talent

Tech Kids encourages and nurtures young talents, fostering their interest in technology from an early age, potentially creating a pipeline of future tech professionals.​

Closing Skill Gaps

Bootcamps help identify and address skill shortages in specific areas, bridging the gap between demand and supply for certain skills in the job market.​

Fostering Community

Cultivated a synergistic community of industry leaders, educators, and up-and-coming talent, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and the creation of opportunities. ​

Global Recognition

The collective efforts of these initiatives contribute to positioning Sri Lanka as a distinguished technology hub, attracting global recognition and investment in the country's technology sector. ​

Leadership

Arjuna Nanayakkara
Capacity Forum Board Lead
CEO - GTN Technogies
Dhammika Marasinghe
Capacity Forum Board Lead
Associate Technical Lead - Maturify
Pramod Premarathna
Capacity Forum Program Manager
Associate Manager Forums - SLASSCOM Corp Office

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Upcoming Events

12 October 2023

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Virtual
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Bridge Software Engineering Bootcamp
Sub Heading - Batch 03 - Day 08
8:00 pm
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10:00 pm
Zoom
Zoom
Organised by:
SLASSCOM
Category:
Capacity Forum

09 October 2023

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Virtual
Live now
Bridge Software Engineering Bootcamp
Sub Heading - Batch 04 - Day 07
8:00 pm
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10:00 pm
Zoom
Zoom
Organised by:
SLASSCOM
Category:
Capacity Forum

02 December 2023

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Physical
Live now
BRIDGE SE Bootcamp
Sub Heading - Batch 4&5 Physical workshop
9:00 am
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5:00 pm
Physical
Physical
Organised by:
SLASSCOM
Category:
Capacity Forum

Activities & Bulletin