Bangladesh's signatories envision the agreement will reduce the unemployment rate of tertiary-educated job seekers
Alibaba’s global service partner for Bangladesh, Tradeshi Pty Ltd, signed an MoU with New Horizons Computer Learning Centre CLC of Bangladesh—aiming to strengthen the global employability of ICT job seekers.
This strategic partnership sees both entities work across: mentoring, prepping, and placing candidates with technical certification in employment at local and international companies; developing the"digital export marketing" and "digital B2B marketing" curriculum; and collaborating on developing new techniques to place technically-certified job seekers in positions at promising companies – 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 a disproportionate increase in labour wage-to-productivity is already seeing a growing number of manufacturing companies lay off workers. There will be a time when tens of thousands of ex-garment workers will be destitute, if we do not act quickly enough to develop strong technical digitization capabilities 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 on us," said Shadab.
"We envision our work will help reduce the 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 the 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.