Govt starts piloting for skills dev projects

Staff Correspondent

The Daily Sun

26 August, 2020 12:00 AM

The government has started piloting 50 projects to develop skilled work forces towards fourth industrial revolution (4IR) in collaboration with ministries, industries and academies.

Aspire to Innovate (a2i) programme of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division is executing the initiative in association with Cabinet Division and UNDP Bangladesh.

ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam inaugurated the projects while addressing an online workshop on occupation-based readiness analysis and competency standard on Monday night.Temasek Foundation and Singapore Polytechnic International facilitated the A2i workshop focusing on skilled workforce for 4IR future.

Future of Work Lab head Asad Uz Zaman presented the concept note of the pilot projects while a2i project director Md Abdul Mannan presided over the session. Singapore Polytechnic Institute General Manager Andrew Tan connected to the session as special guest.

Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam said the ICT Division has been working to modernise public and private offices following the Digital Bangladesh vision by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“All these projects will help organisations prepare skilled workforces to deal with the future challenges in fourth industrial revolution. We’re hopeful to cover the entire sector gradually,” he added.

SPI General Manager Andrew Tan said Bangladesh and Singapore has been maintaining cordial relations since 1972 and the relationships reached new heights through different programme in public private partnership.

A2i project director Md Abdul Mananan informed that the government offices will implement 16 projects while private sector takes 27 of total 50 projects.Besides, two universities will roll out seven projects, according to the official.

Among others, Textile and Fashion Industries Training Centre chief executive Doran Tan, Bangladesh Technical Education Board(BTEB) deputy director SM Shajahan were connected to the meeting.

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