KHULNA, Jan 3: State Minister for Information Communication and Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday in an orientation programme said there is no alternative to enhancing human-resource to establish Digital Economy and to uplift Information and Technology sector.
He was addressing as the chief guest at the auditorium of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) on Top Up IT Training and ITES Foundation Skills Training, arranged by ’Leverage ICT for Growth Governance (LICT) project’, funded by World Bank under Information and Technology sector.
Youths of about 0.1 million will be provided advanced training on Information and Technology by the next two years. In future these trained youths will play a vital role in advancement of IT sector and forming digital economy, he said.
LICT Programme is building competent human resource of about 34 thousand youths through world standard training in which 10 thousand graduate youths are being provided Top IT training in Science and Technology.
At the same time 20 thousand youths who are on study are being provided Non IT foundation training by USA based institution ’Earnest and Young’.
Employment opportunity will be created in home and abroad for 60 per cent of the youths after Top Up IT training, he further said.
The minister said, “Bangladesh is at third position in outsourcing. 55 thousand freelancers are being competently prepared through outsourcing training under “Learning and Earning” programme of Information and Technology sector. Special Lab has been established in “Bangladesh Computer Council under Information Technology sector in order to train at least 50 thousand youths each year.”
Mr Palak asked the youths as the competent craftsmen to build the’Digital Bangladesh’ declared by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, according to a news agency.
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