The Skills Online Bangladesh initiative brings the 21st century skills and mentorship support to the Bangladeshi youth and adult. The courses are offered to four categories of youth and adults: those who are in employment, but would like to engage in re-skilling or up-skilling; those who wish to gain skills to strengthen their mini- and micro-enterprises; aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in initiating start-up ventures and those who are interested to gain new skills to enter into job market.
Participants currently have access to over 3500 E-Learning courses on an E-Learning Platform under the following categories: Leadership & Management, Marketing, Office Productivity, Cloud Computing, Data Science, Design, Development, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources , IT Operations , Personal Development , Project Management & Operations and Sales. The courses are accessible through smart phone and desktop/laptop computer. All trainings courses provided under this initiative is free of cost thanks to the financial assistance from the Commonwealth of Learning.
During the COVID 19 lockdown, over 88% of the project participants in Bangladesh were actively learning new skills online on the E-Learning platform.
The project also develops a pool of E-Learning Ambassadors in Bangladesh who sensitizes local communities to utilize open learning resources and E-Learning platforms to gain news skills, provide free sessions to the schools, colleges, universities and NGOs, training centers in the target district.
Video: Layla Nur Kaly, one of our learners under the Skills Online Bangladesh speaks about how she benefits, both professionally and personally, from the e-Learning opportunity offered through the program.