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The Experience Academy is trying to bridge the gap between what is taught in schools / colleges / universities with the actual knowledge, skills and competencies needed in the world of work. As it is getting more and more difficult to get and keep a

The Experience Academy is trying to bridge the gap between what is taught in schools / colleges / universities with the actual knowledge, skills and competencies needed in the world of work. As it is getting more and more difficult to get and keep a

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Parveen commented on The Experience Academy

The same is true in Bangladesh Matthew - young people do have bright ideas but they are mostly ignored, asked to shut up and listen and do their work as told. I am not sure what they would offer given a chance - but a new culture of idea competitions are happening all over Dhaka city and young people are very excited to be able to share their innovative ideas for getting the prize. Unfortunately, most of those ideas are shelved due to the lack of capital to take it from the idea level to the implementation level.

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Parveen commented on The Experience Academy

In answer to your question Luisa, the feedback that we get from most of our participants is appreciation for the practical knowledge shared by the resource persons. Most of the academic courses they undertake are offered by academicians - who have never worked in an organization. So, they miss the link between theory and practice. Our resource persons coming from the world of work - bring with them insights that seem WOW for the students and help them gain a better understanding about what makes successful professionals in the real world.

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Parveen commented on The Experience Academy

In the context of Bangladesh - the tendency of young people is to conform not contradict. So, most of them are happy to adjust to what their employers want them to become - very few feel bad about what they had wanted to be. Now-a-days I see the growth of talented young people wanting to take risks and become entrepreneurs but the percentage is very small. Most students do not want to work in smaller firms, such as my consultancy, because the pay is lower than corporates or larger development organizations. I have tried to convince some young people that smaller organizations such as mine offer more challenges but ensures better development of skills and allows more freedom - but I guess those are not the priorities for most young people.