ABOUT ICT CAREER BOOTCAMP 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, economies around the world have been forced to implement lockdown measures to contain the spread of the virus. This came with a price of declining economic activities, giving rise to significant challenges that have impacted the source of livelihoods of many people.

Rising youth unemployment was and will remain one of the most significant problems facing Bangladesh today. Young people aged between 15 and 24 were already facing a challenging transition into the labor market before the pandemic, and were two to three times more likely than adults to be un- or under-employed. The situation has become worse for job-seekers following the pandemic, posing challenges to the already strained labor market.

Despite this crisis, several Software Companies, ITES, e-commerce, and e-services companies in Bangladesh have experienced unprecedented growth. Business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms, BPO companies and above all, the ICT sector as a whole have seen sharp uptake on their businesses. The pandemic has also brought in the demand for a new set of skills that graduating students and fresh graduates need in addition to traditional education. The focus of employers has shifted to skills on adaptability, resilience, technology and remote communication to contribute to organizational growth.

Aligning with the opportunities provided by this high potential sector for young job seekers, BYLC is organizing a month-long ICT Career Bootcamp from August 8, 2021 to September 7, 2021, where participants will be able to get idea and gain first-hand knowledge on skills required to enter into this industry from renowned industry experts and esteemed faculty members.

Program Structure

The ICT Career Bootcamp 2021 will cover the essential topics pertinent to the modern workplace, including an overview of the ICT sector, career planning, case cracking, basics of application development (website/mobile apps/design), communication, telecom sector, digital marketing, ITES, fintech, leadership, technical writing, content development, quality assurance, emerging tech,
ICT4D, e-commerce/f-commerce, Govt. ICT policy 2041, etc. Video-based online modules will be
supplemented with instructor-led virtual sessions by industry leaders and experts who will provide
insights into the skills demand of the job market.

Agenda

Please click here to download the agenda

Outcome

  • Acquiring 360 degree overview of the job prospect of the different sub-sectors in ICT, based on the core strengths and own personality trait.
  • Identifying the purpose for career mapping.
  • Understanding the Governmental interventions in the ICT sector up until 2041.
  • Knowing rationally what things should be considered to build a career in programming, telecom, IT networking, Digital marketing, ITES, Fintech, BPO, e-commerce, f-commerce, etc.
  • Understanding the applications of effective communication (internal and external)
  • Advancing with the concept of Human-Centered Design.
  • Knowing how to lead oneself at workplace
  • Developing problem-solving abilities, creating strategies and improving decision-making skills through team building activties
  • Navigating Emerging Techs like Big Data, Blockchain, IOT, Robotics, etc.
  • Integration of IT knowledge in other industries like development sector.
  • Learning technical writing hacks to explain complicated things in a simpler format.
  • Building an outstanding resume and related job-site profile
  • Knowing the strategies to ace an interview
  • Expanding knowledge on computer networks and system design.
  • Developing oneself with 21st-century skills (BYLCx online courses)

Eligibility

Resource Persons

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Parveen S Huda

Senior Consultant

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)

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Sabila Enun

ICT Consultant 
Co-Founder & Director

Dcastalia Limited

Habib Ullah Bahar

Managing Director

Field Buzz

Ashiq-Uz-Zoha

Ashiq Uz Zoha

Managing Director

Dhrubok Infotech Services Ltd.

Iftekhar Alam Ishaque

Deputy General Manager

SSL Wireless Limited

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Monirul Hasan Tomal

Director Of Information Technology, K. M. Hasan & Co. Chartered Accountants;
Director and CTO, ZAAG Systems Ltd.
Former Senior Lecturer, Department of CSE, Southeast University
Problem Setter, ACM ICPC

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Ahmedul Kabir

Assistant Professor

Institute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka

Sharif Hassan Mahmud Arafat

Technical Project Manager

Dream71 Bangladesh Ltd.

Mizanur Rahman

VP of Engineering, Dharma Ltd.
Former Head of Engineering, Telenor Health

Engineering, Agile Coach & Trainer

sanat-pal

Sanat Pal Chowdhury

Head of Digital Partnership Development

Digital Division, Grameenphone Limited

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Nahid Hasan

CEO, Bizcope
Founder, Vidfanda
Co-Founder, We Make Pro
SEO Consultant, rokomari.com

Digital Marketing Strategist

Shantonu Sarker

Lead Performance Engineer/SDET, EnsuredIO;
Sr SQA Engineer (Performance Engineer), Kaz Software

Quality Assurance and Performance Engineer

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B A Wahid Newton

Senior Programme Manager

BRAC Education Programme

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Ilmul Haque Sajib

Co-Founder and COO

Sheba Platform Limited

Arnob K Saha

Manager, Office of Professional Development

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center

Asif Y Kabir

Assistant Manager, Office of Professional Development
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)

Saud K Hussain

Assistant Manager, Leadership Development and Teaching

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)

Mostofa Jaman

General Manager, Head of Learning and Development & Public Relations

Genex Infosys Limited

khabirul-alam

Md Khabirul Alam

Senior Manager

Kazi IT Center Ltd.

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Zamilur Rashid

Founder and CEO

ULKA Games Limited

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Moin Uddin Ahmed

CTO

MetroNet Bangladesh Limited

Zohirul Alam Tiemoon

Zohirul Alam Tiemoon

Emerging Technology Specialist, LICT

ICT Division

Ayesha-Zerin-Tasnim

Ayesha Zerin Tasnim

Content Strategist

Dcastalia Limited

Md Nizam Uddin

Co-Founder and CEO

weDevs

Payment

The early bird registration fee is BDT 3,000 for participants who apply by July 10, 2021. It will revert to the original registration fee of BDT 5,000 for participants applying from July 11 to July 17, 2021.

FAQs

Early bird application deadline: July 10, 2021 
Application deadline: July 17, 2021 
Program duration: August 8-September 7

Instructor-led sessions of BYLC ICT Career Bootcamp 2021 will take place on Zoom while students will be required to complete courses on BYLC’s online learning platform, BYLCx.

BYLC ICT Career Bootcamp 2021 is a month-long blended career preparedness program that will take place from August 8, 2021, to September 7, 2021.

The early bird registration fee is BDT 3,000 for participants who apply by July 10, 2021. It will revert to the original registration fee of BDT 5,000 for participants applying from July 11 to July 17, 2021.

Yes, financial aid will be available to admitted participants with demonstrated financial needs.

Selected participants will have the option to pay by bKash through the merchant number of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC). No cash payment will be accepted.

The admission process is quite competitive. All the online applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee. The admission process will depend on the written essay component of the application form.

Yes, as a participant you will be required to attend every session of the bootcamp to receive the certificate. The program structure is designed in such a way that it builds on the concepts covered in the previous sessions. The overall experience will be most valuable for you if you are present in all the sessions of the program.

No, you will not be able to attend the program without registering as a participant.