Virtual Orientation programme of the 3rd Batch of ‘21st Century’s Employability Skills’ held at UAP

On 11 August 2021, The Directorate of Students’ Welfare, UAP and Wadhwani Foundation Bangladesh jointly organized an online orientation programme of the 3rd batch of “21st Century’s Employability Skills”- a course specially designed for the college/university students and entry level job holders with the combination of 8 core skills. Total 365 students from different departments and recent graduates of UAP enrolled in the 3rd batch.

Air Cdre (Retd.) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Director, DSW, UAP attended the orientation programme as the Chief Guest. In his welcoming speech, the Director, DSW said that the UAP is the 1st university in Bangladesh who started this course and now the 3rd batch is in progress. Students at UAP are privileged to get this world-class skill development course completely free. He encouraged the students to attend all the sessions and learn the 21st century’s employability skills.

Among others, the orientation programme was also addressed by Mr. Estanul Kabir, Country Programme Manager, Bangladesh, Wadhwani Foundation; Mr. Md. Tarek Khan, AD, DSW and Facilitator, Wadhwani Foundation-UAP Chapter and Mst. Farjana Yasmin, Socio Counselor and Facilitator, Wadhwani Foundation-UAP Chapter. Mr. Anwar Naser, Asst. Programme Manager, Wadhwani Foundation provided a presentation on different important features of the project. A formal MOU has been signed on 18 November 2019 between UAP and Wadhwani Foundation to improve soft skill set of UAP students and making them employment-ready for the growing economy of Bangladesh.