IT sector needs 20 lakh skilled workforce by 2030: Summit


2nd March, 2019 04:32:17 printer

IT sector needs 20 lakh skilled workforce by 2030: Summit

Speakers at a Human Resource Summit in the capital on Friday said the country will require 20 lakh skilled manpower in the IT sector by 2030 as every organisation is now dependent on technology.


They said the advancement of any organisation in the competitive world depends on skilled workers as growth of profits and long-term sustainability need a time-befitting human resource management.


The Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) organised the summit at Mohakhali in the city.


Delivering her speech at the inaugural session of the summit, Managing Director of Bangladesh High-Tech Park Authority Hosne Ara Begum said every institution is dependent on technology as it is not possible to go ahead without a strong human force. “The government has taken various schemes to train the young generation as the country will need two million skilled manpower in the IT sector by 2030.”


Many people are working with good reputation abroad obtaining training under the government’s various training schemes in the country, she said. “Even foreign investors also want skilled manpower. So, it requires private initiatives alongside the government to create skilled workforce and the IPM can play an important role in this regard,” she said.


IPM President Anwarul Azim highlighted the activities of their organisation.


Earlier, its Secretary General Shakil Meraj gave the inaugural speech at the programme.


Among others, President of Federation of Bangladesh Human Resource Organizations (FBHRO) Mosharraf Hossain and founding IPM Director Osman Gani also spoke on the occasion.


Prominent HR experts from home and abroad spoke at various sessions of the summit. In the first session, the importance of technology for development of human resources was highlighted by technical specialist of the ICT Division, Mohammad Asad-ur-Rahman.


The concluding session of the summit was addressed, among others, by Science and Technology Secretary Anwar Hossain, Chief Executive Officer of National Life Insurance Jamal Mohammad Abu Naser, Chief Executive Officer of Life Insurance Corporation of Bangladesh Arup Das Gupta, President of Bangladesh Organization for Learning and Development Kazi M Ahmed with by IPM Secretary General Shakil Miraj in the chair.