On 25 January 2022, The Directorate of Students’ Welfare, UAP and Wadhwani Foundation Bangladesh jointly organized an online orientation programme of the 5th 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 743 students from different departments and recent graduates of UAP enrolled in the 5th 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 that started this course, and now the 5th 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 required skill-set for the job market. Mr. Anwar Naser, Asst. Programme Manager, Wadhwani Foundation provided a presentation on different important features of the project.
Among others, the orientation programme was also addressed by Mr. Estanul Kabir, Country Programme Manager, Bangladesh, Wadhwani Foundation and Mr. Md. Tarek Khan, AD, DSW. A formal MOU has been signed on 18 November 2019 between UAP and Wadhwani Foundation to improve the soft skill set of UAP students and make them employment-ready for the growing economy of Bangladesh.