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Bangladesh seeks Canada's cooperation in technical education

News Desk Teaching 2022-02-23, 9:23pm


Bangladesh seeks Canada's assistance in improving the quality of technical education.

The changes in the labour market brought by Covid-19 epidemic and the 4IR will require new skills in the world job market. Therefore, Bangladesh seeks Canada's assistance in improving the quality of technical education to deal with the new requirement of skills. 

The businessmen came up with this call at the virtual meeting of the  Canada-Bangladesh Joint Working Group on strengthening commercial relations held on Tuesday, said a press release.   

Member of the working group and director of the FBCCI Syed Almas Kabir presented a report on information technology and education at the meeting.

According to a2i, the report says, in Bangladesh, the 4IR will make 50percent of the job vulnerable by 2030.   

According to the data presented at the meeting, in Bangladesh, 91.40 percent of the labour force working in various sectors has no training. By 2025, 7.2 million people will need sector-based training which will reach 9.75 million by 2030, and more than 29 million by 2050.   

Especially the skills in Cyber Security, Sensors and Machine Intelligence Algorithm, Big Data and Analytics, Block Chain-Distributed Ledger Technology, 

Simulation, Visualization and Digital Twin, Industrial Internet of Things,Autonomous robots, neural networking and machine learning, 3D printing, Cloud Edge Computing, Human-Machine Cooperation, Virtual augmented reality will appear to be necessary, the report says.  

Syed Almas Kabir said, If Canadian technical education institutes set up campuses in Bangladesh or invest in joint ventures with local institutes in these sectors, it will become mutually beneficial for both the countries.  While speaking, FBCCI Director and the president of MCCI Dhaka Saiful Islam recommended to undertake exchange activities between Bangladesh and Canadian training institutes.   

BPGMEA President Shamim Ahmed urged the Canadian Counterpart to establish linkages between BPGMEA training institute and the same kind in Canada. The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Canada Dr Khalil Rahman recommended to include the representatives from Business Council of Canada (BCC) and Manitoba Chamber of Commerce in the working group.    

President of Cancham Bangladesh Masud Rahman, Editor of Travel Magazine "Vromon" and Adjunct Faculty of Daffodil University Abu Sufian, and the Secretary General of FBCCI Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque were also present at the  meeting.