Axis Meta Launches PACT Program to Build a Skilled Workforce in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh – 05 April 2024 – Axis Meta today announced the launch of the PACT (Partnership for Advancing Collaboration in TVET) Program, a collaborative initiative designed to bridge the gap between education and industry needs in Bangladesh.

The PACT program aims to empower individuals and transform industries by developing a highly skilled workforce prepared to thrive in both domestic and international markets.

Building Partnerships for Success

The program fosters partnerships between Axis Meta and industry leaders to provide learners with a comprehensive training experience. This unique approach combines theoretical knowledge with practical application, ensuring graduates are job-ready from day one.

PACT Program Components

  • Pre-apprenticeship Programs: Equip participants with foundational skills and knowledge to prepare for an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeships: Offer on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Industrial Attachments: Allow participants to apply their skills in a real-world industrial setting for a specific period.
  • Work-Based Training: Develop job-specific skills through structured training programs while working in a company.
  • Enterprise-Based Training: Enhance knowledge and skills through training provided directly by employers.
  • Soft Skills Training: Master essential skills like communication, teamwork, and problem-solving for workplace success.
  • Career Guidance & Counseling: Provide personalized support in choosing the right career path and preparing for interviews.
  • Mentorship Programs: Connect participants with experienced professionals for ongoing support and guidance.

Benefits for All

The PACT program offers a multitude of benefits for various stakeholders:

  • Industries: Gain access to a pool of highly skilled and job-ready graduates.
  • Learners: Acquire valuable practical experience and enhance employability.
  • Bangladesh & Abroad: Contribute to economic growth with a skilled workforce prepared for the future.

By launching the PACT program, Axis Meta demonstrates its commitment to empowering individuals and building a strong, skilled workforce for Bangladesh’s continued success.

SkillBridge Project Launched: Building a Roadmap for a Skilled Bangladeshi Workforce

Dhaka, Bangladesh – March 31, 2024 – A groundbreaking initiative, the SkillBridge Project, was launched today with the ambitious goal of creating a comprehensive occupational mapping system for Bangladesh. This system aims to revolutionize skills development by aligning it directly with the current and future needs of the nation’s industries.

Bridging the Skills Gap

The SkillBridge Project is a collaborative effort, bringing together a team of government officials, industry leaders, academic experts, and training specialists. This diverse group will work towards:

  • Researching Existing Occupations: A thorough examination of the existing occupational landscape in Bangladesh will be conducted.
  • Analyzing International Frameworks: The project will leverage best practices from internationally recognized occupational mapping systems.
  • Developing a National System: This system will classify skills, define occupational levels, map qualifications to specific jobs, and identify core competencies required for each profession.

Building a User-Friendly System

The SkillBridge Project is committed to creating a user-friendly system that caters to all stakeholders. Through pilot testing, refinement, and capacity-building programs for relevant parties, the project will ensure:

  • Online Resources: Easy access to the occupational mapping system and its resources through a dedicated online platform.
  • Training Programs: Development of training programs aligned with the identified skills and competencies.

Expected Benefits

The SkillBridge Project is envisioned to have a transformative impact on Bangladesh’s workforce and economy. By creating a comprehensive roadmap, the project is expected to:

  • Increase Mapped Occupations: Bring a wider range of professions under the occupational mapping framework.
  • Improve Skills Training Alignment: Ensure training programs effectively equip workers with the skills industries demand.
  • Enhance Worker Mobility: Empower workers to transition between jobs within their skillsets more easily.
  • Widespread Adoption: Become the go-to resource for both employers and job seekers.

Ultimately, the SkillBridge Project aims to cultivate a more skilled and adaptable workforce in Bangladesh, leading to significant economic growth and greater opportunities for individuals across the nation.

Laucnhing of Center of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE)

Under the banner of Axis Academy, Axis Meta proudly announces the launch of Bangladesh’s inaugural Center of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE). This groundbreaking initiative aims to revolutionize teacher training and development across the nation, catering to a diverse range of educators including those from general education, English medium, technical education, and Madrasah sectors.

Target Audience:  Teachers from General Education , English Medium , Technical Education , Madrasah

The Center of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) by Axis Meta in Bangladesh offers a comprehensive range of services including professional development programs such as long-term degrees like M.Ed. and M.A. C&I, short-term certificates in subject-specific pedagogy, technology integration, assessment, classroom management, and special needs education, as well as Madrasah Education specific programs. Moreover, it conducts research on effective teaching practices, develops innovative teaching resources, and provides advocacy and policy support by collaborating with government agencies. Additionally, consultancy services are offered on teacher development, curriculum design, and educational leadership, alongside maintaining an online platform with resources for teachers and ensuring programs are available in both Bangla and English, customizable based on specific institutional needs, with outreach programs for regional accessibility.

In addition to these core services, CETE will also provide:

  • Mentorship and Coaching Programs
  • Collaborative Learning Networks
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Socio-Emotional Learning Programs
  • Context-Specific Programs
  • Continuous Professional Development Opportunities
  • International Collaboration
  • Community Engagement Initiatives

By offering this comprehensive array of services, Axis Meta’s Center of Excellence in Teacher Education aims to empower educators nationwide, ultimately enhancing student learning outcomes and shaping the future of Bangladesh’s education landscape.

OMR Solutions Bangladesh Integrates with Axis Meta

In a strategic move aimed at bolstering its service portfolio, Axis Meta proudly announces the integration of OMR Solutions Bangladesh into its comprehensive array of offerings. Effective immediately, OMR Solutions Bangladesh becomes an integral part of Axis Meta, enhancing the company’s capabilities and reach in the field of optical mark recognition (OMR) solutions. This integration marks a significant milestone for both entities, promising streamlined operations, expanded service offerings, and heightened efficiency in catering to the evolving needs of clients across Bangladesh. Stay tuned for exciting developments as Axis Meta continues to innovate and redefine standards in the industry.

 

Press Release: Memorandum of Understanding Signed between Startup First and Axis Meta Limited

Date: August 16, 2023

Location: Virtual Signing Ceremony

We are thrilled to announce a momentous milestone in the realm of cross-border collaboration as Startup First from Bhutan and Axis Meta Limited from Bangladesh joined hands through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This collaborative endeavor seeks to foster innovation, expertise exchange, and socio-economic growth across both nations.

The MoU signing ceremony, held virtually on August 16, 2023, marked the initiation of a partnership that holds the promise of transformative impacts. The ceremony was attended by esteemed representatives, industry leaders, and stakeholders from both Startup First and Axis Meta Limited, who gathered to celebrate this significant step towards regional cooperation.

The MoU, signed by Mr. Ram B. Gurung, Chief Entrepreneur of Startup First, and Mr. Khan Mohammad Mahmud Hasan, Director of Axis Meta Limited, formalizes a commitment to collaborative efforts spanning various domains, including training, research, consultancy, and more. By pooling their expertise and resources, both organizations are poised to contribute to the development of an innovation-driven ecosystem that benefits entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses in both Bangladesh and Bhutan.

The scope of the collaboration encompasses various aspects, including:

  1. Training and Skill Development: Joint workshops, seminars, and training programs designed to enhance the skills and capacities of entrepreneurs and professionals.
  2. Research and Innovation: Collaborative research projects aimed at addressing key challenges and exploring emerging opportunities in diverse industries.
  3. Consultancy and Mentorship: Offering consultancy services and mentorship support to startups and enterprises seeking guidance and strategic insights.
  4. Networking and Community Building: Creating platforms for networking and collaboration among startups, investors, and industry experts.

The partnership’s inaugural event is slated to be a webinar that will provide insights into the collaboration’s goals, shared vision, and forthcoming initiatives.

With this MoU in place, Startup First and Axis Meta Limited are taking a resolute stride towards fostering cross-border collaboration that transcends geographical boundaries. As these two nations come together in the spirit of innovation and growth, the partnership holds the potential to elevate the entrepreneurial landscape of both countries, contributing to regional economic prosperity.

Axis Meta Limited is Looking for Freelancers!

We have exciting upcoming projects and are in search of talented individuals to join our team as:
  • Resource Developer (Bangla)
  • Translator (Multi-Language)
If you have the skills and experience, we want to hear from you! Send your CV to axismetabd@gmail.com along with a one-page sample of English to Bangla translation for the translator position or a Bangla one-paragraph write-up for the resource developer position.
Hurry, the deadline for applications is July 30, 2023. Please note that applications without the required sample will not be accepted.
Don’t miss this opportunity to work with us on exciting projects. Apply now and be a part of our dynamic team!

“Aravhi” – The First Lifestyle Brand launched of Axis Meta

Axis Meta, a fresh player in the world of lifestyle brands, has launched its first brand, “Aravhi”. Aravhi is a lifestyle brand that seeks to redefine the concept of contemporary living by providing functional and aesthetically pleasing high-quality products.

The brand is inspired by nature, art, and culture to create products that are not only attractive but also environmentally friendly. Aravhi offers an extensive selection of merchandise, including dresses, home décor, and accessories.

“Aravhi” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Aravali,” which signifies a chain of peaks. The brand’s mission is to produce products that are not only functional, but also enhance the living experience.

The products of Aravhi are made from eco-friendly, durable, and long-lasting materials. The company is committed to minimising its environmental impact through the use of sustainable materials and production methods.

In addition to its commitment to sustainability, Aravhi collaborates with local artisans and craftsmen to create one-of-a-kind products that embody the brand’s philosophy.

The introduction of Aravhi is an important milestone for Axis Meta, as it represents the beginning of its journey into the market for lifestyle brands. The brand strives to meet the needs of contemporary consumers who seek durable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing products of high quality.

Aravhi is a brand that offers a distinct combination of functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics. Aravhi is well on its way to becoming a prominent lifestyle brand due to its commitment to sustainability and collaboration with local artisans.

Press Release: Magicworks Announces Pre-Eid Exhibition at Bashundhara R/A: A One-Stop Destination for lifestyle Shoppers

MagicWorks is delighted to announce the upcoming Bashundhara Residential Area Pre-Eid Exhibition on 14-15 April 2023 on the Ground Floor of Rupayan Shopping Square, Bashundhara. For the impending Eid celebration, the exhibition will feature the latest fashion trends and designs in traditional and contemporary attire, as well as lifestyle products.

The Pre-Eid Exhibition – Bashundhara will be a one-stop shop for all fashion-conscious individuals in search of the ideal attire for the joyous occasion of Eid. The exhibition will include sarees, salwar kameez, lehengas, costumes, menswear, food, jewelry and more. Visitors can anticipate seeing a variety of styles, colors, and fabrics that appeal to a range of preferences and price points.

In addition to the dress collection, the Pre-Eid Exhibition will feature a variety of lifestyle-complementing accessories such as jewelry, shoes, and handbags. Visitors can take advantage of the opportunity to acquire exclusive, one-of-a-kind items that are unavailable elsewhere.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Pre-Eid Exhibition to Bashundhara Residential Area and offer our customers the chance to shop for the newest fashion trends from multiple exhibitors in one convenient location. The spokesperson for MagicWorks, Laila Hossain, stated that our exhibitors will showcase a vast array of lifestyle-related products and services that are ideal for the Eid celebration.

The Pre-Eid Exhibition – Bashundhara will be open to the public from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM on April 14-15, 2023. The exhibition is free to enter, and visitors can receive discounts and special offers on their purchases.

Please visit www.preeidexhibition.com or contact us at 01715366246 or magicworksbd@gmail.com for additional information regarding the Pre-Eid Exhibition – Bashundhara.

 

About MagicWorks

MagicWorks (A Concern of Axis Meta Limited) is a Bangladeshi company operating in the creative event and project management business. It is a concern of Axis Meta Limited. We’ve been working in the industry for over a half decade and established our company in 2018. We specialize in Event Management, Project Management, Integrated Marketing, and Creative Campaign Solutions.

8 Principles Axis Meta use for effective Educational Resource Development

Principles Axis Meta use for effective Educational Resource Development

Principle 1

Effective educational resources have a clear instructional purpose. Effective educational resources help to improve educational outcomes for students by positively influencing teaching and learning.

We  sets out the learning outcomes we value as a nation, in the form of values, key competencies, and achievement objectives. Together, these outcomes contribute to the vision of young people who are ‘confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners’ in a world characterised by rapid technological and social change.

The curriculum is designed and interpreted at three levels: the national curriculum, the school curriculum, and the classroom curriculum. At the school and classroom levels, teachers, students, and whānau work together to create a local curriculum that meets the needs and supports the achievements of all students. Effective educational resources are a critical support in this active and collaborative process. Teachers combine knowledge of their students and of the curriculum to select and use these resources in ways that provide rich opportunities for learning.

Key questions
  • Does the resource support the values, key competencies, and achievement objectives of the  Curriculum, while also being responsive to local goals and aspirations?
  • Does it clearly indicate its audience and purpose?
  • Will it foster the development of the skills and knowledge that contribute to success for students, giving them the competencies needed for lifelong learning?
  • Does it support teaching and learning of curriculum area content at an appropriate level?
  • Can it be tailored to support differentiated teaching that will take account of students’ particular learning needs and scaffold and accelerate their learning?
  • Does it help teachers and students work together to identify intended learning outcomes, to give
    and receive feedback, and to set directions for learning?

Principle 2

Effective educational resources make positive connections with learners’ knowledge, experience, and
identity.
Learning is an active process that involves many different kinds of connections. People learn best when they
are able to connect new learning with what they already know and can do. And they also learn best when they
feel that their culture and identity is valued and acknowledged.
Effective teachers help students learn by recognising and valuing the diversity of knowledge, skills, interests,
and experience that the students bring to their learning. In a reciprocal learning community, everyone is a
learner, and everyone has something to offer to the learning of others.
Effective curriculum materials support teachers to make deliberate and positive connections with the
languages and cultural practices of their students’ whānau and communities. A single resource could not be
expected to do this for all students in a school, but a series of resources should reflect the cultural balance of
New Zealand society.

Key questions

• Can students see themselves in the resource, and is it relevant to their goals and interests?
• Does it help students make links with prior knowledge or related learning and with their
aspirations for the future?
• Does it support diversity as a resource for learning by encouraging inclusive practices and
avoiding stereotyping or deficit thinking?
• Will it help teachers make connections with students’ diverse languages, cultures, and ways of
learning?
• Does it support reciprocal learning relationships, both within the classroom and with the students’
whānau and communities?
• Does it support teachers to listen and respond to the voices of students?
• Will it help teachers to monitor their own learning and identify next steps for their professional
development?
Principle 3
Effective educational resources build knowledge about what is required for achieving particular tasks.
When we are learning how to accomplish a particular task, we need to actively build knowledge of the
disciplines associated with the task. For example, a student working on a maths task needs to develop
specialised knowledge about mathematical concepts, practices, symbols, and terms.
Effective teachers build a ‘community of practice’ in which everyone working on a particular task shares their
knowledge, resources, and perspectives as they move from being ‘novices’ to becoming ‘experts’. Within
such a community, teachers scaffold students’ learning in ways that are appropriate for their developing
expertise. To do so, teachers blend their content knowledge with their knowledge of effective pedagogy to
develop the ‘pedagogical content knowledge’ needed to teach effectively within a specific discipline.
Effective resources provide support for this scaffolding; for the building of teachers’ pedagogical content
knowledge; and for the creation of classroom communities of practice.
Key questions
• Does the resource support students to develop the knowledge, skills, and learning strategies they
need for a particular task?
• Will it encourage collaborative problem solving and support inquiry learning?
• Does it help students and teachers to understand what successful completion of the task would
look like?
• Is it levelled appropriately to provide support for students’ diverse learning needs, including their
ability to cope with the literacy demands of the task?
• Does it support students to understand what and how they are learning so that they can transfer
their new knowledge and skills to successive tasks?
• Will it support teachers to develop both their content knowledge and their pedagogical content
knowledge?
• Does it recognise that students belong to a community of learning and can draw on multiple
sources of information to solve problems?
Principle 4
Effective educational resources are engaging.
Effective educational resources hold learners’ interest, stimulate thinking, fuel their imaginations, and reward
repeated use. They captivate both the mind and emotions and build on the learners’ cultural and linguistic
backgrounds.
Teachers can use such materials to design worthwhile learning activities that are connected to the real world.
Such activities may include opportunities for students to create and share similar resources for themselves.
Key questions
• Does the resource include rich and compelling content that asks provocative questions,
stimulates critical thinking, and rewards repeated use?
• Does it draw on and affirm students’ cultural knowledge, experience, and values?
• Will its design appeal to students and encourage them to engage with it?
• Does it allow learners to explore topics and choose activities that will arouse their interest, fuel
their imaginations, and generate memorable learning?
• Does it offer access to knowledge through a range of learning modes (for example, visual,
auditory, and kinaesthetic modes)?
• Will it inspire students to create similar resources of their own and to put what they have learnt
into practice?
Principle 5
Effective educational resources support the use of assessment to enhance learning.
The main purpose of assessment is to enable learning. An essential part of assessment is the ability to give
and respond to feedback. Effective feedback involves the questions “Where am I going?”; “How am I doing?”;
and “Where to next?”
Effective teachers are able to gather and analyse a range of assessment information and use it to improve
teaching and learning. They understand the expected levels of achievement for a particular task, and they
draw on a range of assessment tools and sources to help them gauge their students’ progress and measure
the success of their own teaching.
Students learn to reflect on and direct their own learning and achievement. They understand the assessment
tools being used and what their results mean. In partnership with their teachers and peers, they learn to selfassess and to give and receive feedback.
Key questions
• Does the resource help teachers to assess students’ existing knowledge and skills, as a basis for
new learning?
• Will it support self assessment and peer assessment while promoting access to immediate,
frequent, and constructive feedback?
• Does it provide information about what expected levels of achievement would look like?
• Does it describe a range of assessment tools and approaches for monitoring students’ progress?
• Does it show teachers how to analyse assessment information and use it to monitor students’
progress, engage in learning conversations with them, and plan next steps for their learning?
Principle 6
Effective educational resources help teachers to understand what research is saying about effective
teaching and to put it into practice.
Effective teachers understand current research about teaching and learning, and they know how to put these
theories into practice. They recognise that learning takes place when people critically and collaboratively
reflect on new information in terms of their existing knowledge, experience, and beliefs. They seek out
repeated opportunities to try out their new learning, reflect on what happened, and consider what their next
steps should be.
Effective educational resources convey important ideas about teaching and learning in ways that can be
understood and implemented in the classroom. They are deliberately designed to help teachers understand
the insights from research and their implications for practice. They support teachers to make confident and
informed decisions about their programmes, while allowing space for teachers and students to work together
to construct new learning.
Key questions
• Is the resource based on sound research about what works best for students’ learning?
• Does it clearly explain the reasons for a suggested change in practice, the purpose of the
change, and the evidence that supports it?
• Does it build teachers’ understanding of key concepts and terms?
• Does it include examples that will help teachers to translate theory into practice in a range of
contexts?
• Will it encourage collaborative teacher learning within communities of practice?
• Does it treat teachers and students as active participants in building new knowledge?
• Does it promote access to additional learning supports, such as online communities of practice or
professional learning facilitators?
Principle 7
Effective educational resources are ethical, just, inclusive, and fair.
All educational resources used in New Zealand schools must be consistent with the principles and values of
the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and with national and international policies on rights and responsibilities
with regard to social justice.
While most New Zealanders believe in these principles, values, and policies, they can be challenging to
translate into practice. Resources can help users to see what they mean and how they might enact them in
their own lives.
Key questions
• Does the resource embody and convey the NZC’s principles: high expectations, Treaty of
Waitangi, cultural diversity, inclusion, learning to learn, community engagement, coherence, and
future focus?
• Does it embody and convey the NZC’s values: excellence; innovation, enquiry, and curiosity;
diversity; equity; community and participation; ecological sustainability; integrity; and respect?
• Is it consistent with schools’ legal obligations and with government policies?
• Does it support teachers and students to value diversity as a resource for learning?
• Is it respectful in tone and inclusive of all users (for example, in its content, layout, presentation,
and accessibility)?
• Does it acknowledge and respect the copyright of all its sources of information and images?
• Is it affordable, and can it be accessed in a variety of ways?
Principle 8
Effective educational resources are well crafted, structured, and appropriate for their purpose.
Educational resources will only achieve their instructional purpose if their content and suggested activities are
aligned with their purpose and with the needs of the learner.
Effective resources are clearly written and designed in a way that makes them easy to understand and use.
They incorporate deliberate learning supports that help learners understand key concepts. At the same time,
they take account of the need to organise material as clearly as possible to avoid overloading the user.
Key questions
• Is the resource clearly written, logically structured, error-free, and coherent?
• Does it have a clear purpose, and does it meet this purpose?
• Does it use key terms accurately and consistently, connecting abstract ideas to relevant
examples?
• Does it include developmentally appropriate text features, such as glossaries, footnotes, and web
links?
• Is the format suitable for its audience, with clear and appropriate fonts, visual features, and
layout?
• Was it developed in collaboration with its intended users?
• Does it include engaging and culturally appropriate visual images that enhance meaning and do
not distract from the key messages?
• Is the design and layout accessible to all users, and, in the case of digital resources, able to be
accessed flexibly by diverse users?