Government to provide soft skills training to 5 lakh people – Tech Observer


Dhaka: The government will provide soft skills training to 5 lakh job seekers and professionals over the next five years. To this end, a Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed between the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the Department of Information and Communication Technology and the Wadani Operating Foundation (WOF), a non-profit organization based in the USA.

As a result, 5 lakh job seekers and professionals will be trained by 2026 through BCC’s training platform — Tareq M Barkatullah, BCC ICT Valuation Project Director and CA Data Center Operations and Security Director, and WOF Executive Director Dr Ajay Kela signed the MoU at name of their organization.

Registration for training on the platform will begin in the last week of this month and training will begin in September.

Regarding the MoU and training, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the government, together with a world-renowned organization, would provide a quality soft skills training for job seekers and professionals over the next five years from September to improve interpersonal relationships. Communication, leadership skills Increases.

The state minister said transformation through technology will create a large number of jobs in the country and in the global market over the next decade.

Various companies at home and abroad are creating jobs in the fields of data economy and artificial intelligence, engineering, cloud computing and product development. This will dramatically increase the demand for people trained in soft skills.

NM Ziaul Alam, Principal Secretary of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department, said about 3.5 million students graduate from various universities and colleges every year. Many of them do not have enough knowledge of soft skills.

Therefore, trainings are being launched to fill the gaps in the soft skills of a large number of job seekers and professionals. Like technical skills, knowledge of soft skills is required for people in almost all professions, he added.

Tareq M Barkatullah said that the BCC is implementing various initiatives to improve the skills and capacities of educated young people in order to create skilled human resources.

This initiative is complemented by soft skills training, which will improve the skills and capacities of job seekers and employees.

Sami Ahmed, Policy Advisor, LICT Project will coordinate and oversee the quality of all training.

He said there would be a team to monitor the quality of the training. Those who join the post after receiving training will also be monitored. We want to give meaning to training by guaranteeing quality.


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