We run a mixture of free IT courses and bespoke training for school-age students, government teachers and other community members. We also organize environmental and language courses and seminars.
Students who pass their final exam receive a certificate certified by the Zonal Director of Education in Hamabantota.
Microsoft Office Certificate Course
This three-month course comprises a general introduction and five modules:
Microsoft Word: how to create basic documents, advertisements and letters
Microsoft PowerPoint: create a presentation by inserting text and pictures
Microsoft Excel: use and construct a spreadsheet, understanding basic formulas
Microsoft Access: basic introduction to programming and how to create forms and tables
Internet and email: Introduction to the world wide web!
Diploma Computer Course
This is a one-year course for students who've already completed the Microsoft Office Certificate Course. If students don't have this qualification they can sit a placement test. The course has four main modules:
MS Office: Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Desktop publishing: using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (how to design banners, leaflets and brochures)
Hardware and networking: how to fix, maintain and network computers
Programming: Java and Object-Oriented Programming
This three-month course is for students who've already completed the Microsoft Office Certificate Course. If students don't have this qualification they can sit a placement test.
The course has two main modules:
Computer assembly and disassembly: how to fix computers, download an operating system and application software
Cabling and networking: the different types, how to install and maintain them
Kids IT Course
This is four-month course is for grade three age children who would like their first introduction to computing.
During the course they'll learn what a computer is and how it works.
They'll also learn to type a short piece about themselves on MS Notepad and create some basic artwork.
O-level IT Revision Classes
Students are free to come and join us at any point during the school year to improve their ICT exam results.
We run separate sessions for grade 10 and grade 11 students.
We closely follow the government syllabus, but also spend a lot of time on practical sessions as many students do not have access to a working computer at their schools.
We regularly run bespoke IT training for government teachers and other community members such as the police. Previous courses have included banner design and website construction.
The centre also runs an increasing number of environmental and language classes. This is an area with many national parks so training for the tourism industry is a particular focus.
This includes: safari drivers, hotel workers and officials at the Department of Wildlife & Conservation.