More vocational training can build skilled human resources: Speakers

More vocational training can build skilled human resources: Speakers

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Speakers at a workshop in Rajshahi underscored the need for more vocational training for the youths so that they could build themselves as skilled human resources which is very important for making the country’s economy more vibrant.They viewed the youths could become the driving force of development if they were imparted training on different trades, vocations and proper employment.There is no alternative to build skilled human resources to earn more remittance for making the country economically self-reliant besides economic emancipation.Center for Mass Education in Science (CMES) organized the daylong workshop styled “Technical and Vocational, Education and Training (TVET)” in Paba ADP office of World Vision Bangladesh yesterday.BSCIC Deputy Manager Enamul Haque, Principal of Women Polytechnic Institute Omor Faruque, Principal of Women Technical Training Center Nazmul Haque, Youth Development Officer Sayeed Ali, UCEP Divisional Coordinator Mohsin Ali, Prip Trust Regional Manager Saiduzzaman Sipon spoke on the occasion as resource persons with CMES Unit Organizer KM Asaduzzaman in the chair.Principal of Haragram Model and Technical College Dr Maruf Hossain, DASCOH Team Leader Israt Jahan and World Vision ADP Manager Diamond J Ghagra also spoke.During his keynote presentation, Jahangir Hossain, Trade Organizer of CMES, said the TVET intends to ensure Bangladesh’s competitiveness in the global market and reduce poverty by improving the quality of vocational educational and training.The discussants said the entrepreneurs should come forward towards establishing small and medium industries in the region to create employment opportunities for regional development, they added.Stronger relationships between training institutions and industry will ensure that graduates have the skills needed by employers, so that they can together meet the increasing needs of the labour market.In order to meet labour demands in the country, TVET must be delivering quality skills that employers want and these needs are constantly changing.In order for quality training to be delivered and assessed, the practitioners need to move away from lecturing and towards practical, competency-based methods.BSCIC Deputy Manager Enamul Haque said need-based vocational training for the women coming from poor families is very important but their post-training employment has become an urgent need for eradicating unemployment problem. He viewed that the persons with technical education can contribute a lot in the country. -BSS, Rajshahi

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