Govt develops 30,000 more skilled manpower to boost ICT sector

The government has created 30,000 more skilled manpower through providing world-class IT training to boost the country's ICT sector.

The UK-based Ernst and Young (EY) conducted the training to develop 30,000 skilled human resources under the World Bank financed Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of ICT Division.

Local and international trainers provided world-class IT training to these 30,000 youngsters of colleges and universities across Bangladesh and it took about three and half years to complete the training programme, said Project Director, Ernst & Young, Kamal Mansharamani.

He hoped that these trained youngsters will meet the skill gap of Bangladesh's ICT sector to a large extent and contribute to boost the country's ICT sector.

Of the 30,000 trained youths, 10,000 received Top-Up IT training while 20,000 Foundation Skilled training, Kamal said adding that of the 10,000 Top-Up IT trained manpower, 4,059 were placed in the IT and IT Enabled Service (IT-ITES) sector till July 2018.

Presenting a demo on sustainability of the training programme at BCC conference room on Thursday, Operation Manager of EY Suman Saha said the EY maintained quality of the training as a trainer's pool was created by internationally reputed trainers.

The pre-assessment and post-assessment of trainees are conducted by National Association of Software Services Companies (NASSCOM) and the content was certified by the George Washington University, USA, he said, adding that the Training of Trainers (ToT) pool, course curriculum and monitoring tool developed under the training programme would be very useful for the future training programme.

Eminent Educationist and Professor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Executive Director BCC Parthapratim Deb, LICT Project Director Md. Rezaul Karim and Component Team Leader Sami Ahmed and Director Training of BCC Engineer Enamul Kabir spoke at the function.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)