The Trainocate Sri Lanka team
Trainocate Holdings, Sri Lanka’s largest IT and human capability development training provider, has been recognised as the 2021 Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year; the first Asian company ever to have earned the illustrious title.
The annual global awards recognise Microsoft partners demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. It acknowledges outstanding contributions and successes by partners from over 100 countries and in a wide variety of categories, including partner competencies, cloud to edge technologies, entrepreneurial spirit, and social impact. This year, amidst the many challenges of conducting operations under an ongoing pandemic, Trainocate was selected over 4,400 entries, adding yet another feather to its cap of accolades.
“In this fast-paced digital era, being recognised as the first Asian country to achieve this honour is a testament to the hard work and dedication put in by the Trainocate team in close collaboration with Microsoft, to help our customers and partners achieve organisational success,” said Zafarullah Hashim, Chief Executive Officer, Trainocate Sri Lanka. “This award will only strengthen our commitment towards broadening our portfolio of Microsoft-led training solutions and services, allowing us also to expand our network as a top-tier Microsoft partner.”
Founded in 1995, Trainocate has invested significantly in expanding its influence in emerging technologies by taking its cutting-edge and industry-recognised curriculum and certification courses across the globe. Now with a strong presence in 14 countries and in 26 locations around the globe, the company has helped numerous professionals expedite their careers through core competencies such as Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Science, Dev Ops, and Machine Learning.
“Axiata Digital Labs (ADL) signed up with Trainocate at the beginning of this year, and have successfully completed Microsoft Azure certification training for over 200 ADL employees within a period of five months,” said Ridmi Silva, Head of Lead at Axiata Digital Labs. “Working with Trainocate is a true collaboration that not only provides us with concrete business solutions, but also educates us on the potential of machine learning and how to share that knowledge with our entire organization.”
With over 25 years of experience in the field, Trainocate enjoys authorized training partner status and affiliations with leading IT vendors and organisations like AWS, Cisco, CompaTIA, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, Red Hat, Trend Micro, VMware, and many others. Trainocate’s strong curriculum of industry-certified training consists of over 2000 courses. It encourages multi-dimensional approaches in learning, where some courses are developed with cross functional vendor capabilities for clients who wish to train themselves across vendors simultaneously. With Training Needs Analysis, Trainocate works with its clients to measure existing competencies against industry benchmarks, so as to identify technical and operational skill gaps and recommend action plans in order to realise each client’s full talent potential.
Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA registered tourist guides.
As an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) have introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The launch of the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga, Secretary of the Ministry S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando.
“Tourist guides play an important role in our tourism sector as they spend a lot of time with visitors from arrival to departure. It is important that our guides stay updated on their professional/technical knowledge and I hope this e-learning platform by Sri Lanka Tourism will help them enhance their knowledge and skills” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando shared while the Minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality.
Knowledge improvement, obtaining expertise knowledge from veterans, develop active participation with guests, improve the link between Tourism institutions & guides are some key objectives of this e-learning platform.
If you are a registered guide with SLTDA, you can now sign up on https://sltda.gov.lk/e-learning/login and avail of the online courses.
A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course from SLTDA and SLITHM.
Impact of Climate Change on marine and fresh water resources and combating water pollution
Trilateral virtual dialogue among Pathfinder Foundation, Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has initiated a trilateral dialogue involving Sri Lanka, India and the Russian Federation to discuss issues of contemporary relevance. The first trilateral dialogue will be held to day 4:30 PM SLST on the “Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Fresh Water Resources and Combating Water Pollution: Best Practices from Russia, Sri Lanka and India”.
For this dialogue, Pathfinder Foundation will be partnering with Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence.
The distinguished panellists for the webinar are, Ambassador GlebIvashentsov, Vice President, Russian International Affairs Council, Ambassador (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman Pathfinder Foundation, Ambassador. IFS(Retd.) Rajiv Kumar Bhatia, Member Governing Council, The Asian Confluence and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House,Dr. Anastasia Likhacheva, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher Schoolof Economics, Dr. B. V. R. Punyawardena, Chairman, National Steering Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Governmentof Sri Lanka, Dr. Fraddry D’Souza, Area ConvenerandFellow, The Coastal Ecology & Marine Resources Centre, TERI Goa,India , Dr. Konstantin Zgurovsky, Senior Advisor, Marine Programme, WWF Russia, Mr. Sarath Premalal, Retired Director General of Meteorology of Sri Lanka and Prof. Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Professor Indira Gandhi Chair, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India
Those who are interested in participating may kindly register at the following link; https://bit.ly/3AZbYAN Program details are available at https://bit.ly/3zdUkY3 . The event will also be live streamed on the PF Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pathfinderfoundation/
Doc990 and MyDoctor partner SLVA to extend accessible veterinary services islandwide
Sri Lanka’s premier digital health solutions service providers, Doc990 and MyDoctor are now enabling customers to access online veterinary services island-wide in partnership with the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association.
The national professional body serving and representing the interests of the veterinary profession in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA), is dedicated to providing continued excellence within the profession of animal medicine and the provision of outstanding care for all animals while also actively creating public awareness of the contribution of veterinarians island-wide.
This collaborative effort with Doc990 and MyDoctor will bring pet owners, owners of farm animals and good Samaritans the ability to access remote video consultations with leading, specialist veterinarians of their choosing, without the hassle of physically entering hospital waiting rooms, transporting animals etc. This timely, contactless service will not only be convenient but also a relief to pet owners and caretakers in the backdrop of travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.
Customers can engage in video consultations with their chosen vet by downloading the Doc990 mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. Through its widening network of hospitals and medical services, Doc990 strives to make health care accessible and convenient for all Sri Lankans.
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