From L to R – Chathum Henegama, CEO of XpressJobs, Dr. Oshadie Korale, COO of XpressJobs, Sanjaya Elvitigala, CEO of eLearning.lk
XpressJobs and eLearning.lk have announced a new partnership to help Sri Lankan job seekers gain the skills needed for school leavers and graduates to take the first steps of their career or even experienced employees transition into a new role in their career. To that end, the two organisations have launched an online learning platform called school.xpress.jobs.
Accessible to all with a profile on XpressJobs, the platform contains several courses created by eLearning.lk to help job seekers obtain the skills sought after by employers. But this is only the beginning as the partnership will offer free mentorship and other guidance to help Sri Lankans build fulfilling careers. The partnership mainly benefits two types of job seekers; School leavers and graduates who are undecided about their careers while lacking experience, and experienced professionals seeking to transition to a new role to unlock the next chapter of their careers.
The two organizations have launched an online learning platform accessible to all with a profile on XpressJobs. The platform contains several courses created by eLearning.lk covering a variety of topics ranging from marketing to HR to programming to law and even professional certifications by IELTS. This powerful combination of XpressJobs and eLearning.lk means job seekers are ready to work as soon they’re hired without the need for lengthy training periods. Importantly, the platform helps candidates confidently showcase their skills to their potential employers. For example, if a company is looking for a candidate skilled in digital marketing, then the badges on their profile indicate the courses they’ve completed to prove their proficiency.
Due to its popularity, XpressJobs is keenly aware of what recruiters and hiring managers seek from applicants. Hence, eLearning.lk is then able to offer career targeted curriculums in their courses, which would be conducted by the best instructors available in the relevant industry. All of these courses would be made available on the school.xpress.jobs platform in the comfort of their homes without having to attend physical lectures. This powerful combination of XpressJobs and eLearning.lk means job seekers are ready to work as soon they’re hired without the need for lengthy training periods.
The learning platform is only the first initiative of many undertaken by the partnership between XpressJobs and eLearning.lk. Moving forward, the two organisations are planning to offer free mentoring and organise workshops covering several topics on helping job seekers land their dream jobs, such as preparing a CV, facing interviews, career guidance, and helping them resolve gaps in their skillsets. The overarching vision of the partnership is a simple yet ambitious one. Working together, XpressJobs and eLearning.lk aim to ensure that after an employer posts an open position and the skills required for it, anyone interested in applying for it will have a clear pathway to gain those skills. While a grand vision, both companies are positioned to make a reality.
Ultimately, the collective efforts brought on by the partnership between XpressJobs and eLearning.lk will go a long way towards addressing the skills gap between employers and candidates. In doing so, it’ll help recruiters quickly identify the talent they desire, school leavers/undergraduates secure their dream jobs, and experienced employees unlock a new chapter in their careers.