UK company to provide IT training to 30000 youths
24 January 2015, Nirapad News: To meet the demand of skilled-manpower of IT industry, Ernst and Young (EY), a UK-based leading global professional services company, will provide world-class IT training to 30,000 Bangladeshi youths.
An agreement in this regard was signed between the World Bank financed LICT project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and EY on January 13.
They said, of the 30,000, EY will give Top UP IT (specialized) training to 10,000 IT and Science graduates and foundation training to 20,000 youths of Higher Secondary level within three years.
The government has been developing a pool of 34,000 IT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) human resources of sufficient quality to support the growth of the country’s IT/ITES industry. The EY will also develop quality assessment and certifications mechanisms and program priority skills to meet the immediate needs of IT and ITES sector, said State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak.
According to the sources, the government and EY jointly are going to launch the training programme on January 31 by organizing a workshop to be held at the Sonargaon hotel. ICT secretary Shyam Sunder Sikder said Bangladesh possesses significant comparative advantage in the IT and ITES due to availability of a large English educated talent pool and competitive labor cost. The training would directly benefit the 30,000 youths who will gain marketable and globally recognized IT and ITES skills, he added.
“Of course we will develop a standard curriculum and provide quality provide training based on that,” said Advisory Services Director Kamalesh Vyas and added the EY is partnering with US based Info Pro Learning, among the largest IT training companies in the world and with leading universities in Europe and America.”
LICT Project Director Md. Rezaul Karim said the World Bank is providing $70 million to implement the project which would create skilled manpower for IT/ITES sector, diversified export and establish e-Government foundations for public sector modernization.