The first Android-based Soft Skill App in Bangla for the Youth

Labour market insertion, Upskilling and reskilling
19.05.2022
Uttoron project launched the first android-based Bangla app to develop soft skills of unskilled and semi-skilled youth engaged in the formal job market.

Soft skills are an essential factor for higher productivity and prosperity in a career. The app developed by Uttoron-Skills for better life, a skills development project funded by Chevron and implemented by Swisscontact, covers fundamental factors like communication, teamwork, time management and problem-solving skills.

The event took place in Westin Dhaka Hotel. The launching ceremony was graced with the presence of N M Zeaul Alam PAA, Senior Secretary, ICT Division, GoB, Eric M. Walker, President Chevron Bangladesh, Imrul Kabir, Director, Corporate Affairs, Chevron Bangladesh and Mujibul Hasan, Country Director Swisscontact.

Senior Secretary, ICT Division, GoB  N M Zeaul Alam PAA, said, “the Government of Bangladesh continues to place great importance on applying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all spheres of development. Proper skills will open new doors for our youth in the internal and international jobs market, where we face fierce competition. To win in this competition, only hard skills will not be sufficient; our youth needs to develop appropriate soft skills. It is my great pleasure to see that a skills development project like Uttoron is synchronising its activities with the government's plan and objectives. An app like this in our language is definitely a timely initiative.

"This app will focus on building soft skills for the graduating trainees to help them cope up in their professional life. Uttoron has taken a holistic approach by infusing digital access to resources along with technical training that will help the trainees to develop themselves entirely as we work towards increasing the human capital through technical and vocational training."
President Chevron Bangladesh Mr. Eric M. Walker
"Today we are here for the launch of the Uttoron app. The app is a soft skill development app, which is a new addition under the Uttoron project, indulging digital resources to the trainees which can be downloaded on android-based smartphones. We are pleased to present this Uttoron app as this is the first Bangla language app covering soft skill issues for the youth workforce."
Director, Corporate Affairs, Chevron Bangladesh Imrul Kabir said

Mr. Mujibul Hasan, Country Director Swisscontact Bangladesh added: “Uttoron Soft Skills development app is purely driven by our learning from the field and industry. We are proud to introduce an app in our mother tongue. We hope this will help our youth to become more successful in their workplace. I want to add that we will continue to work on the app and update the content to make it more useful”.

Bangladesh
Labour market insertion, Upskilling and reskilling
Uttoron – Skills for better life
Uttoron strives to create easy access to training through effective Public Private Partnerships (PPP), bring innovation to the national skills sector and develop technical skills of disadvantaged youth through vocational training to ensure their well-being.