Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB)- Alibaba Channel Partner in Bangladesh, Tradeshi Pty Ltd, signed a MoU with New Horizons Computer Learning Centre CLC of Bangladesh, aiming to strengthen global employability of ICT jobseekers.
This strategic partnership sees both entities work across the following areas: (1) Mentoring, Prepping & Placement of candidates with technical certification in employment at local and international companies, (2) Development of "Digital Export Marketing" and "Digital B2B Marketing" curriculum, and (3) Collaboration on developing new techniques to place technically certified job seekers in positions with promising companies (eg. hiring events, hackathons, incubators, accelerators, etc.), said a press release
"As a nation, we must prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution," said Shadab Parvez, Founder and MD of Tradeshi Pty Ltd.
“Industrial automation and disproportionate labour wage-to-productivity increase is already seeing a growing number of manufacturing companies lay off workers.There will be a time when tens of thousands of ex-garments workers will be destitute, if we don't act quickly to develop strong technical capability in digitisation of this industry and beyond,” he added.
"We have been working with hundreds of export-oriented local and international firms for the last three and a half years", said chairman of Tradeshi Rajib Hossain.
"Tradeshi is organically developing an executive search and recruitment functionality, where companies of all sizes will soon be able to offload their recruitment processes to us," said Shadab.
"We envision our work will help reduce unemployment rate of tertiary-educated jobseekers, which is disproportionately higher than the national average at over 13%, and we believe New Horizons CLC of Bangladesh is only partner that will help us achieve this objective", Shadab added.
With 300 centers in 70 countries, New Horizons Computer Learning Center is the largest independent IT Training Provider in the world, delivering more courses than any other IT training company.
As a learning solutions provider for many of the industry's top vendors, such as Microsoft and Cisco, New Horizons Dhaka is positioned to offer the latest authorized curriculum delivered by certified instructors to keep you on the cutting edge of technology, said the release.
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB) - A day-long training workshop on implementation of Sharia in Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) was held recently at a local hotel in Chittagong.
The training programme was organised by Al-Arafah Islami Bank Training and Research Institute (AIBTRI) and Chittagong zone.
Md Abul Hossain Al-Azhari, Member of Sharia Supervisory Committee inaugurated the program as chief guest.
The workshop was presided by Mohammad Azam, Senior Vice President and Zonal Head of AIBL Chittagong zone where Md Abdur Rahim Khan, Vice President and Secretary of Sharia Supervisory Committee were special guests.
Officials working in different branches of Chittagong zone participated in the workshop.
Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday said the government will take necessary initiative to sign free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam and other potential countries.
He also said Bangladesh is moving faster in terms of trade and commerce comparing to other Saarc and South Asian countries.
The Commerce Minister made the remarks while officially inaugurating president's executive floor of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on the occasion of celebrating 60 years of DCCI at its own building in Motijheel.
Tofail said recently the government has raised the minimum monthly wage for the garment workers to Tk. 8,000 from the existing Tk 5,300 with effect from December next.
On this issue, the Minister told the businessmen not to be worried about it as the government is thinking to reduce cost of doing business by slashing source tax and taking other initiatives.
He said for doing business in congenial atmosphere is a must and now is the best time to invest more in industries.
DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan said that due to having long term policy planning our economy is experiencing a developing trend which is a good sign for attracting foreign direct investment.
He said DCCI is going to hold an international conference titled "Destination Bangladesh" in the next month to expose Bangladesh's strength of attracting investments.
He also said that in order to attract investment in the country we have to invest in infrastructure development.
DCCI former Presidents Rashed Maksud Khan, Matiur Rahman, ASM Quasem, Aftabul Islam, Asif Ibrahim, Senior Vice President Kamrul Islam, FCA, Directors Engr. Akber Hakim, Hossain A Sikder, Imran Ahmed, Mohammad Basiruddin, Salim Akhter Khan, SM Zillur Rahman, former Senior Vice Presidents and former vice presidents were also present.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) - Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) has opened its 164th Agent Banking outlet at Krishnanagar Bazar of Nabinagar upazila in Brahmanbaria district recently.
AIBL Executive Vice-president and Head of Agent Banking Division Abed Ahmed Khan inaugurated the outlet as the chief guest, said a press release on Wednesday.
Among others, AIBL Nabinagar branch Manager Md Abdul Matin Patwary and Krishnanagar union parishad Chairman Md Zillur Rahman were present at the inauguration ceremony with agent of the outlet Md Mozammel Haque in the chair.
From the Agent Banking outlet, customers can open accounts, deposit and withdraw money, collect remittance, check account balance, transfer funds, apply for investment, collect sanctions, pay utility bills, pay installments and do all other banking activities more easily.
Dhaka, Sep 19 (UNB) - The local electronics giant Walton started the 3rd season of its digital campaign across the country from the first day of the current month witnessing huge customers’ responses towards the registration of the purchased appliances during the campaign’s previous two seasons of this year.
Under the campaign’s third season, customers of Walton fridges, LED televisions and air conditioners will get brand new cars, motorbikes, various sorts of electronics and electrical appliances or sure cash backs through registering the newly purchased appliances from any Walton Plaza or distributor outlet across the country.
Customers enjoyed the same offers during the campaign’s Season-2.
To accelerate the initiative of building customers database for delivering online based swift and best after sales service to the users, Walton is conducting ‘Digital Campaign’ across the country. Prior to Season-3, this year Walton conducted the campaign’s Season 1 from April 1 to June 30 and the Season-2 from July 1 to August 30.
During the Season-2, total of five customers across the country received new cars through purchasing and registering Walton brand fridges. They are: a member of Bangladesh Police at Dhaka Aradhan Chandra Shaha, a housewife of Chattagram District Shima Shill, a farmer of Rangpur District Titu Miah, a shopkeeper of Rangunia in Chattagram Tishu Das and a farmer Narsingdi’s farmer Abu Taher. In addition, thousands of customers got free products and sure cash backs.
Under the offers of Season-1, Tanjin Sultana Nipu from Shariatpur District, Babul Khan from Gazipur District, Mahmudul Hasan from Dinajpur District and Md Jahurul Islam from Gaibandha District got free air tickets of America-Dhaka-America and Russia-Dhaka-Russia from the purchase of Walton products.
Rakibul Hossain, convener of Walton Digital Campaign, said, the previous two seasons of the digital campaign received sound customers’ response towards the registration of purchased appliances. As a result, the process of building strong database has been accelerated, he added.
To sustain the buyers’ eagerness in registering their purchased products, Walton started the campaign’s third season, he noted and expected that the third season will also be successful like the campaign’s previous two seasons.
Ariful Ambia, deputy executive director of Walton Group, said details of the customers and their purchased products including the name of customer, contact number and the model number of the product are being stored on a server through the product’s registration.
As a result, he said the customers can seek post sales services browsing the Walton developed web page http://support.waltonbd.com and they can see the status of the product online.