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CareerMe unveils app for personalised career guidance

Introducing the concept for the first time in Sri Lanka, CareerMe launched a mobile app for students across the country to get free career guidance. The new mobile app was launched on Thursday (18) by Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Southern Development Sagala Rathnayake at the “Emerging Careers for the Future” forum organised by the National Human Resource Development Council (NHRDC).

The new mobile app is available on the Google Play Store and the revamped ICT platform – www.careerme.lk – is absolutely free and is made available in Sinhala, Tamil, and English.

“We are really excited about our latest initiative, it allows students to understand their vocational identity, find occupations suitable to them, and helps them explore jobs based on subjects they like or skills they have. It is a treasure trove of information to help students figure out what to do after leaving school. Giving youth direction is key, not only for personal success but also the country’s economic development,” said Founder and young entrepreneur Anjana Kulasekara.

CareerMe’s app aims to address the skills mismatch in the labour market, youth unemployment, increase women participation in the workforce, and help employers find the best talent for their organisations and help training providers find the right students for their programmes.

To date, CareerMe has guided thousands of students and trained career guidance officers and teachers to internationally accepted career guidance and development standards. This latest innovation provides additional features such as the “Advisor Portal”, an integrated system for career advisors to manage and track student progress, and many free, interactive tools to explore occupations and help youth make practical education-related decisions.

CareerMe is Sri Lanka’s award-winning career guidance company founded by a young Sri Lankan woman entrepreneur in January 2018, and operates in technical collaboration with Grow Careers Australia. It currently acts as the Sri Lanka country representative for the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA).