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.