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1m skilled workers need in mfg, service sectors every year’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Department of Technical Education Director General Md Helal Uddin on Sunday said that the manufacturing and service sectors have a demand of about one million skilled workers every year.

He said all sectors, including the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), need to work together to bridge the sector-wise gap. This will add value to the country and abroad in all fields, productivity will increase.

The technical education department has already taken several initiatives to work on the gaps in all sectors including the training academy and public-private should be integrated in creating skilled workers and managers, he added.

He came up with this remark at a virtual policy dialogue on creating skilled workers and managers organised by FBCCI on Sunday. 

FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin presided over the event.

Md Helal Uddin also said, “If we can integrate all sectors including FBCCI, we will be able to fulfill the goal of Prime Minister and build the golden Bengal of Bangabandhu's dream.”   He also mentioned the lack of database of various institutions, limitations in technical education assessment, lack of master trainer and several other limitations.

FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin said that with the efforts of PM, there has been a massive digitization in Bangladesh. As a result, new innovative economic activities are being conducted.

He also stated that at the same time, structural change in our education system is now the main challenge to provide the necessary skilled workers. The working manpower of the country must acquire technical skills especially for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. FBCCI Director Abu Nasser delivered the welcome address.

FBCCI Senior Vice President Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu spoke as the special guest.

FBCCI Vice President Md Amin Helali was present on the occasion, while other directors of the FBCCI, members of the General Body, including the presidents of various chamber associations, also joined the event and shared important views. FBCCI thanks the Department of Technical Education for taking the initiative to make proposals or recommendations for the development of skilled workers and managers to conduct useful economic and social activities in developing countries.