Technical skills a must for youths to be fit for future

Published : 15 Sep 2021 11:04 AM | Updated : 15 Sep 2021 11:04 AM

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak today emphasized on technical skills to make the youth society suitable for the future with technical skills.

"Young people and the youth society are the driving force of development. There is no alternative to information technology related skills to make them suitable for the future," he said.

The state minister made the remarks while virtually addressed the inaugural function of an event titled 'Seeds for the Future 2021' organized by Huawei Technologies Bangladesh Limited, said a press release.

Every technological step undertaken and implemented by the government has ensured the democratization in the country, Palak said, adding the digital technologies have been used simultaneously to make government services easier and smoother.

Huawei Bangladesh’s President, Enterprise Business Group, George Lin shared, “The youth are our future. In upcoming years, we will be heavily reliant on ICT skills. Keeping that in mind, Huawei has designed this program so that we can help the nation materialize ‘Digital Bangladesh’ dream by facilitating the youth with necessary skills and leadership qualities, leveraging Huawei technical expertise and experience in the ICT industry.”  In his keynote, Dr. Mohammad Rubaiyat Tanvir Hossain said, “This program has been at the center of attention as ‘Seeds for the Future’ has not only enabled the STEM and non-STEM students to enhance their ICT knowledge but also opened up new opportunities for them in the industry. I am hopeful that this year’s program will be, as usual, a revealing experience for all the participants.”

This year, students from digfferent science and engineering universities will join the event and 

18 most talented students based on their academic record, knowledge and innovative thinking will be selected as the winner from Bangladesh. Those students will be moved to the next step which will be a common platform for all winners of different countries. 

Launched globally in 2008 in Thailand, ‘Seeds for the Future’ has been implemented in around 130 countries worldwide. Around 9,000 students and 500+ universities around the world have been benefitted from this program so far.