The Centre for Research and Information (CRI), which works as the secretariat of Young Bangla (YB), in collaboration with leading software giant Microsoft Corporation arranged soft-skill development trainings among students in several districts.
Throughout the last week, as many as four such training sessions were organized to help around 200 students acquire a basic understanding on the use of ICT.
Under the scheme, titled as “Young Bangla Microsoft Service Engineering Training”, a series of workshops were held in continuation of the forged agreement between CRI and Microsoft, aiming to open up new opportunities for youths and change makers to get them enlightened and skilled in ICT.
Experts from Microsoft provided those young minds with soft skill training, enhance their knowledge and make them competitive for the world.
As a direct result of the overwhelming response received from participants of the training in Moulavibazar, Sylhet, last year, the trainings were organized at a much larger scale covering Brahmanbaria, Nilphamari, Panchagarh and Jamalpur.
Held between September 27 and September 30, workshops in Nilphamari and Panchagarh were organized with the assistance from Joy Bangla Youth Awardees Keshob Ray and Nazrul Islam Jony, along with their organizations YACD and Ashar Alo Somaj Kollyan Songstha.
The participants of the program were content by the outcome of the event and requested that similar programmes be arranged on a regular basis.
They also acknowledged that this event has helped them develop a deeper interest in enhancing ICT based skills, while the lessons have excelled their level of understanding in ICT.
The workshop shed light on basic computing skills, along with the necessary operating skills while lessons were given as regards solution to some lesser known but frequently appeared problems.
Trainings were given free of cost and certificates, endorsed by Microsoft Bangladesh, were provided.
Microsoft Bangladesh Limited managing director Sonia Bashir Kabir said, “Together we will build a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ using the power of youth tagging them with IT”.
She also expressed optimism to expand such trainings to the grass-root level in realization of the Dream of Digital Bangladesh.