Bangla app to develop soft skills launched

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Uttoron, a skill development project funded by Chevron and implemented by Swisscontact, has launched its first android-based Bangla app to develop soft skills of youths engaged in formal job market, says a press release.

Soft skill is an essential factor for higher productivity and prosperity in career. From an entry-level worker in a factory to a CEO of a multinational 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 at a city hotel recently. The app launching ceremony was attended by NM Zeaul Alam PAA, 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 M Zeaul Alam said, "The government of Bangladesh continues to place great importance on applying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all spheres of development. Proper skills will open new doors for our youth in the internal and international jobs market, where we face fierce competition. An app like this in our language is definitely a timely initiative."

President of Chevron Bangladesh Eric M Walker said, "This app will focus on building soft skills for the graduating trainees to help them cope up in their professional life. Uttoron has taken a holistic approach by infusing digital access to resources along with technical training that will help the trainees to develop themselves entirely as we work towards increasing the human capital through technical and vocational training."