We warmly welcome you to the Career Guidance Unit of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (CGU-FAS) of Uva Wellassa University. From the beginning of your undergraduate life at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Uva Wellassa University, the Faculty Career Guidance Unit (CGU-FAS) is here to assist you to realize your competencies and to provide you with required appropriate training to enhance your abilities to make optimum decisions on educational and occupational choices in order to achieve the future goals of your life.
Becoming the bridge between you and your life beyond graduation, we will equip you with career ready skills by providing workshops, consultations, counseling services, internships, and industry and alumni networking sessions.
Career Guidance services of the Faculty of Applied Sciences mainly focus on counseling students to select the right career paths, coordinating the activities conducted by the Career Guidance Unit (CGU), of the University, finding the industrial training placements, conducting job shadowing, coordinating career development course and implementing career guidance programs with the aim of facilitating life-long career development of students. The Faculty coordinator of the CGU is responsible for the activities conducted and these activities are in liaison with the CGU of the University.
He mission of the Faculty is to support the degree program to advance knowledge particularly on value addition to the national resource base through excellent teaching, high quality research and outstanding outreach activities. The faculty has a distinct academic approach that emphasizes the education of professional practitioners, fosters high achievement and promotes scientific inquiry, innovation and collaboration.
Dr. Titus Cooray
The Faculty of Applied Sciences has embraced the mission of supporting degree programs to advance knowledge, particularly in adding value to the national resource base through excellent teaching, high-quality research, and outstanding outreach activities. Specifically, the faculty has a distinct academic focus that emphasizes the education of professionals, fosters high achievement, and promotes scientific research, innovation, and collaboration. Within the Faculty of Applied Sciences, our devoted faculty and the staff aspire to provide a supportive and creative environment that utilizes a variety of educational experiences for all candidates.
The labour market prospects of a given occupation are at the centre of attention for job seekers and
career guidance practitioners.
The new future job prospects indicator looks at the current number of jobs (within an occupation) and
compares them to the future job openings (for the same occupation). The higher is the score, the higher
will be the jobs availability in the future. For example, health professionals have a score of 0.8,
suggesting that their future job prospects are above average. This score means that for every 10 current
jobs of health professionals there will be 8 job openings in the future.
The sum of job openings not only includes newly created jobs, but also vacancies aimed at filling empty
posts workers have left. This, so-called, replacement demand will account for nine out of ten future job
openings and thus needs to be taken into consideration while talking about future prospects. A result of
the above is that occupations with high average age, or with lower inflow of graduates, tend to have
better prospects and among the top ones are found occupations, such as legal and social associate
professionals, customer clerks or even agricultural labourers.