CareerMe – e-Swabhimani 2018 Winner
CareerMe – Nation’s Career Guidance Platform was chosen as the winner of the Learning and Education category at the ‘e-Swabhimani Digital Social Impact Awards – 2018’ ceremony organized by the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka. The ceremony was held on the 29th of November 2018 at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.
e-Swabhimani, launched in 2009, is an initiative of the ICTA aimed at recognizing excellence in digital content creation together with social impact. The competition was conducted under nine categories and winners were selected after evaluation by a Grand Jury which comprised of eminent experts drawn from various fields.
As a relatively new company having rolled out operations in January 2018, CareerMe is extremely pleased to have been selected as e-Swabhimani winner within this short period of time. This achievement was unlocked with the help of our partners and great team effort.
CareerMe provides an innovative, ICT-based hybrid career guidance delivery system for youth to explore education and career options that match their personality, skills, strengths and interests. The online career guidance resource system will ensure delivery of fast, reliable, high quality & sustainable career guidance as opposed to the current offline mechanisms
Our career guidance platform for students and parents consist of a comprehensive Information Website and Student Portal which provides free psychometric assessment, industry occupational information, career guidance information and also free online MCQ past papers to provide academic support to local O/L and A/L students. All of our career guidance products and services are specifically localized to Sri Lankan context and available in all three languages; Sinhala, Tamil and English, to help Sri Lanka youth overcome the language barrier in accessing online career guidance facilities
The Jurors’ Evaluation on CareerMe reads as follows:
“In Sri Lanka, rural youth are more into technology and digital devices. The only barrier for them is language. If they are given localized contents and also they feel comfortable, that means they will get a parallel opportunity like other people. Additionally, the ICT based inclusive career guidance solution allows data to be recorded in a central retrievable system that allows all stakeholders to gain simultaneous access and enable country-wide data analysis.”