BRAC Skill Development Programme in partnership with Citi Foundation has launchedthe Career Hub in the port city on Saturday at the International Convention Centre, Chattogram to bridge the gap between jobseekers and employers.
The main objective of the Career Hub is to create awareness about the employability skills young people need to acquire for decent employment, connect employers with skilled youths, and highlight the benefits such career hub services can bring to both the jobseekers and employers.
Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, deputy minister for educationattended the event as the chief guest.
Dr. Md. AminurRahaman, ndc, divisional commissioner, Chattogram; Abul Bashar Mohammed Fakhruzzaman, deputy commissioner and district magistrate, Chattogram; Md. Moinul Huq, country officer of Citi Group; and AkhteruddinMahmood, head of human resources division, BRAC Bank attended as special guests.
Deputy minister for education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhourysaid,“A disparity exists between the skills and education acquired through university and the skills demanded by the job market.
With this gap, relying solely on a university degree becomes insufficient to secure decent jobs.”
Vice chancellor of University of Chittagong Dr. Shireen Akhter said, "Students must get ready to equip themselves with essential skills. I firmly believe you can contribute to building a SMART Bangladesh. Instead of solely seeking employment, strive to create opportunities that provide jobs to others."