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ULAB hosts Grameenphone academy’s 7th campus townhall

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A man’s brain is like a little empty attic, you have to stock it with the furniture as you choose!’ Referring to a quote from Sherlock Holmes, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer of Grameenphone Solaiman Alam inspired the young learners to be selective on relevant skills and knowledge and not get swarmed in irrelevant minutiae.

The cafeteria hall of the beautiful campus of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) was bursting at the seams with enthusiastic students as Grameenphone academy conducted the 7th campus town hall.

With the promise of inclusive upskilling and 4IR readiness, Grameenphone introduced the Grameenphone academy in May of this year. It is a free upskilling platform for the youth with the tagline #GetFutureReady.

Professor Imran Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), along with Hans Martin, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer (CCAO) of Grameenphone, and Solaiman Alam, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer (CSDO) inaugurated the event in the pleasant afternoon on 12th October 2022.

In a single tone, the distinguished guests emphasized the youth to ‘get ready for tomorrow’ with future-fit skills to combat the prevailing skill gaps in the job market.

Farhana Hossain Shammu, the program lead of Grameenphone Academy, narrated the academy’s objective with an engaging presentation. There were fun prizes for students who participated in the quizzes based on different courses offered by Grameenphone academy.

The inauguration was followed by a training session on ’Leadership Skills’ by Solaiman Alam, CSDO of Grameenphone, who shared the gist of his 23 years of professional experience to give a direction for future leadership to the young crowd. The session ended with the punch line, “Be ready for any situation, and never give up.”

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