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GP launches GPAcademy in partnership with Telenor, Cisco


Published : 19 May 2022 09:46 PM | Updated : 19 May 2022 09:46 PM

Committed to building a future-ready Bangladesh through empowering the youth, Grameenphone has launched "GP Academy," a future skills academy to prepare the young minds for the digital future through an exciting journey of transformative upskilling.

The newfound GP Academy aims to train Bangladesh's vast and promising young population to help them prepare for the future industry. GP Academy programs and courses are designed to strengthen their career readiness, accelerate entrepreneurship and offer multiple core skills required for the fourth industrial revolution. 

Grameenphone has been upskilling university students over the last two years through the "GP Explorers" program, successfully preparing students for the workplace. And now, with GP Academy to the aim is to spread this impact nationwide. 

Chief Guest, Dulal Krishna Saha, Executive Chairman (Secretary), National Skills Development Authority, expressed his full support for this unique initiative from Grameenphone. 

He mentioned, "I am delighted to see the participation from Grameenphone to support the very critical area of building skills through their technology and innovation. Such an initiative from the private sector will be impactful to upskill the youth and prepare them for real work."

Cecilie Heuch, EVP and Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Telenor ASA said, "Building future skills is crucial for building a sustainable tomorrow. Today I am delighted to be a part of the launch of Grameenphone Academy in collaboration with Telenor and Cisco."  

Yasir Azman, CEO Grameenphone, said, "At Grameenphone, we aspire to unleash the true potential of youth in Bangladesh, through our tech, innovation and social impact projects. We have been striving to enable youth with critical digital competencies through our different upskilling platforms."

A launch event was held on Wednesday, at the GP House, where Dulal Krishna Saha, Executive Chairman (Secretary), NSDA, attended as the Chief Guest. Cecilie Heuch, EVP and Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Telenor Group, graced the event as the Special Guest.