The National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) Wednesday launched the Creative Media Industry Skills Council (CMISC) for creative skills training and development.
The council targets boosting creative skills; creating resource and employment in film, theatre, television, radio, music; creative advertising, publication, and literature, online and offline newspapers, fine arts, folk arts, architecture, and fashion.
The event took place at the Bangladesh Film Archive Auditorium in Dhaka.
Salman F Rahman, prime minister's adviser on private industry and investment said at the event: "The goal of the Creative Media Industry Skills Council will be achieved through a combination of creative media and technology. The National Skills Development Authority will always be there for the progress of this council."
Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus said: "There is no alternative to acquiring skills to take part in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Hopefully, this initiative of NSDA will help us achieve the targets before 2041."
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, "Now we are in the digital economy, but to take part in the 4IR, we have to set foot in the creative economy. We want to be self-reliant, not self-centred."
Shomi Kaiser said, "The way e-commerce has expanded in our country during the Covid-19 pandemic will be replicated in the expansion of e-entertainment as well. We can launch a platform an alternative to Netflix by creating skilled manpower in the media industry."