Grameenphone has launched an e-learning platform called “Grameenphone Academy” to assist the digital future ahead of the fourth industrial revolution. Executive Chairman of the National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) Dulal Krishna Saha was the chief guest at the platform’s opening ceremony.
The platform offers courses in partnership with Telenor and Cisco that focuses on training Bangladesh’s massive young generation to prepare them for the future job market. The courses are based on career, start-up business, developing core skills, and a lot more for 4IR.
Through the “GP Explorers” program, Grameenphone has been helping university students to develop their skills for the last two years. Now GP Academy comes with a broad vision of spreading this mission all over the country.
The GP Academy offers supplemental classroom-based academic knowledge that will shape young minds for the next phase of their career through its “Career Launchpad program,” which is designed to fill the gaps between academic knowledge and the professional world by providing industry-specific practical skills.
Dulal Krishna Saha, executive chairman (secretary) of the NSDA, expressed full support for this unique initiative and stated, “I am glad to see Grameenphone’s participation in supporting the critically important field of growing skills through their technology and creativity.”
Cecilie Heuch, EVP and chief people and sustainability officer of Telenor, also emphasized the academy’s potential. She said, “Developing future talents is essential for constructing a sustainable future. Today, I am thrilled to be a part of the launch of the “Grameenphone Academy” in partnership with Telenor and Cisco. I believe and hope that our combined efforts with credible global partners will play a crucial role in improving digital skills among the youth of Bangladesh, speeding digitalization, and building a globally competitive workforce.”
Also, the CEO of Grameephone shared his goal of unlocking the genuine potential of Bangladeshi youth. He said,” Through our many upskilling platforms, we have endeavored to equip young people with essential digital skills. In continuation of our series of efforts to equip children with future-ready skills, I am hopeful that GP Academy, in partnership with Telenor and Cisco, will unlock the potential of youth via transformative skills that will help Bangladesh become a smart nation.”
Fakhruddin Ahmed, General manager of Cisco, Bangladesh, was also present at this launching event and said,” It is a step towards realigning the existing talent with emerging technologies, making them more cyber smart, and ultimately enabling better job opportunities and futureproofing the youth of Bangladesh for the digital world.” The event took place on Wednesday at GP House, Dhaka.