Public-private sector coordination underscored for skilled hands in ICT sectors

Published : 04 Dec 2022 06:55 PM | Updated : 04 Dec 2022 06:55 PM

Speakers at a roundtable discussion opined that the country’ digitization and automation will be hampered if the skilled human resources required for the growing information technology sector of the local and foreign markets are not developed.

They said it will be difficult for Bangladesh to survive in the international market as well due to lack of skilled manpower which will also pose set back to achieve the desired export target of Bangladesh.

The roundtable discussion titled on ‘IT Skill Development: Challenges & Solutions’ was organized by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) was held on Saturday at BASIS Auditorium.  Russell T. Ahmed, President of BASIS, presided over the program while Fahim Ahmed, Vice President (Finance), moderated the program and Fahim Mashroor, former president of BASIS, was keynote speaker.  At the program, Prof Dr. Sazzad Hossain, member of University Grants Commission (UGC), Md. Mostafa Kamal, Director General of ICT Department (Additional Secretary), Imtiaz Elahi, Managing Director of Graphic People, Raisul Kabir, Chief Technology Officer of Brain Station 23, Julian Andrin Weber, Secure Link Services Bangladesh Ltd. (SELISE), Iqbal Ahmed Fakhrul Hasan, Managing Director of Divine IT Limited and many others were also present.

Prof Dr. Sazzad Hossain, member of University Grants Commission (UGC), said, "Students in our country are talented enough, only coordination is needed here.  Universities, training experts and the government each have to do their part in coordination with each other. Only then we can get our desired result and get skilled human resources.”

Md. Mostafa Kamal, Director General (Additional Secretary) of Department of ICT (DoICT), said, “We are only creating platforms.

Everyone has to work on that platform. There is plenty of work to be done from that situation. These works should be done together in one line. All kinds of cooperation will always be continuous from our side in creating skilled human resources.” 

BASIS President Russell T Ahmed said, “BASIS Institute of Technology and Management (BITM) has 12 years of experience.  Through which 95 per cent to 99 per cent of the trainees are working in different places and it has the ability to make sure its trainees to get job. ”