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Swisscontact launches bangla app ‘Uttoron’ for soft skills

Swisscontact launches bangla app ‘Uttoron’ for soft skills
ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam and Chevron Bangladesh President Eric M Walker are seen at a launching ceremony at a hotel in the capital recently.

Swisscontact has launched first android-based Bangla app to develop soft skills of unskilled and semi-skilled youth engaged in formal job market.

Soft skill is an essential factor for higher productivity and prosperity in career, said a press release.

 From an entry-level worker in a factory to a CEO of a multi-national firm, soft skill is required everywhere.

The Uttoron app covers fundamental factors like communication, teamwork, time management and problem-solving skills.

The launching event took place in Dhaka Westin Hotel recently.

The app launching ceremony was graced with the presence of NM Zeaul Alam, Senior Secretary, ICT Division, Government of Bangladesh, Eric M Walker, President, Chevron Bangladesh, Imrul Kabir, Director, Corporate Affairs, Chevron Bangladesh and Mujibul Hasan, Country Director, Swisscontact.

Senior Secretary, ICT Division, NM Zeaul Alam, Said, “The government continues to place great importance on applying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all spheres of development. 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 synchronizing its activities with the government's plan and objectives.”

Uttoron Skills for better life is a three-year project that Swisscontact is currently implementing in Sylhet, Dhaka & Khulna division with funding from Chevron.