Emma in Sri Lanka

Emma Kerr

Hi everyone! My name is Emma Kerr, and I will be traveling to Sri Lanka with Students Without Borders for an 11 month work term. While I'm there, I will be working at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) in Ratmalana. I will be working as a Communication and Soft Skill Enhancement Officer, and will be assisting students in developing their soft skills. I am so excited to have an opportunity to further understand all the the theoretical knowledge I have gained throughout the last 3 years at UTSC in a more hands on context. I plan to research the relationship between skill enhancement and working conditions. I was fortunate enough to receive both the International Development Studies Scholarship in addition to the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES). I extremely excited to embark on this journey (though I feel I'll never be 100% prepared) and see what all is in store for me!