Dhaka, Sept 14 (UNB) – The government has created 30,000 more skilled manpower through providing world-class IT training to them to boost the country’s ICT sector.
UK-based Ernst and Young (EY) conducted the training under the World Bank-financed Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC).
“We engaged the local and international trainers to provide 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 EY Project Director Kamal Mansharamani.
He hoped that these trained youngsters will meet the skill gap of Bangladesh’s ICT sector to many extents and contribute to boosting the country’s ICT sector.
Of the total 30,000 trained human resources, 10,000 received Top-Up IT training and 20,000 Foundation Skill 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.
Meanwhile, 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 training as a trainers’ pool was created comprising 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 Professor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Executive Director of 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.