The Faculty of Computing, SUSL signs MoU with SLASSCOM
The Faculty of Computing (FoC), SUSL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM) on February 01, 2023. SLASSCOM is the national chamber for the IT and BPM industry in Sri Lanka and is the catalyst for the ‘Island of Ingenuity’ (“IOI”) brand which promotes Sri Lanka’s ingenuity in knowledge solutions and innovation offerings. The MoU outlines the goals and objectives of SLASSCOM and the FoC in fostering university-industry partnerships and advancing such collaborations, further enabling the FoC to realize its vision to conduct undergraduate and postgraduate Degree Programmes committing to produce talented employable graduates of a world class standard having both technical and core professional skills.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Ashique M Ali, the Chairman of SLASSCOM and Senior Professor R.M.U.S.K. Rathnayaka, the Vice Chancellor of SUSL. Ms. Chamindā de Silva, the Executive Director of SLASSCOM, Mr. Dhammika Marasinghe, the Capacity Forum Lead, and Ms. Thathsara Kalubowila, the Programme Manager (Capacity Forum), and the academic staff of the Faculty of Computing took part in the event.
Following the signing, SLASSCOM held an awareness session for the students of the Faculty of Computing. The numerous resources at SLASSCOM were introduced in the session including, the Future Careers BRIDGE Programme, Professional Skills Programme, and SLASSCOM Bootcamp—an open-source curriculum focusing on Software Engineering. With the help of the aforementioned resources, the FoC anticipates stronger partnerships in the future that will allow the students to advance their skills and enter the industry as industry-ready graduates.