This post was last edited on December 19, 2022.


The Department of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training announces the availability of a second set of 400 scholarships under the  Commonwealth of Learning Skills for Work Scholarship Program. Citizens of Saint Lucia are invited to apply for an opportunity to register, enrol and gain valuable job placement certifications over the duration of 6 months. Thousands of courses offered by Coursera, Google and Udemy are available. The Skills for Work Scholarship Program is aimed at helping young and productive citizens equip themselves with in-demand and highly rewarding skills to enter or re-enter the workforce. Thousands of Commonwealth citizens are already taking advantage of this opportunity. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to complete one of three program options. All interested persons now have until January 8, 2023 to apply.




  1. Must be a citizen of Saint Lucia and living in Saint Lucia
  2. Must be between 18 to 45 years of age and of any gender
  3. Must be interested and willing to gain new skills to enter the job market
  4. Students in the final year of their associate degree/undergraduate/diploma/postgraduate degree
  5. Unemployed or willing to gain skills to start a mini or micro-enterprise
  6. Young men are especially encouraged to apply for the scholarship. ( Ministry notes that women are 3 to 1 more likely to take up these opportunities
  7. Persons with disability with basic ICT skills. Persons with disability will be prioritized while selecting candidates for the scholarship program.


You can contact the Skills for Work help desk at | 730-5012


















Please apply now as both time and space are limited. Applications are invited online at:


Courses/programs offered under each scholarship to guide your selection:

Courses offered on Udemy

  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Science
  • Design
  • IT Operations
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Leadership & Management
  • Marketing • Office Productivity
  • Project management & Operations
  • Personal Development
  • Sales
  • Human Resources

Courses offered on Coursera

  • Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cloud Computing
  • Application & Web Development
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Big Data
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Grow with Google skills for Work scholarship:

Only six specialized courses offered.
  • IT Automation with Python
  • UX Design
  • IT Support
  • IT Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Android Development (Coming soon)


Please note that this program does not provide equipment or financial assistance to applicants. Please also note that applications close at 11:59 PM on January 8, 2023.

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