BSS-41 Govt provides ICT training for 113,308 people

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Govt provides ICT training for 113,308 people

DHAKA, Dec 11, 2018 (BSS) – The government has already imparted trainings
to 113,308 people in different terms on Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) aiming at creating a large number of skilled human resources
to reach the digital services to the doorstep of grassroots people of the
country.

A total of 58,824 more people will also be trained up on ICT by 2020, ICT
Division officials told BSS today.

According to the ICT Division, 75,000 youths have been given Information
Technology (IT) trainings in different periods under the Learning and Earning
Development Project across the country.

About 24,525 people were imparted training on online office management (e-
filing) while 4,600 officials on National Web Portal and 8,703 teachers of
different educational institutions were imparted training on using and
protecting the Sheikh Russell Digital Labs from the fiscal 2015-16 to 2017-
18, the officials said.

A total of 480 people have been given training on IT by Sheikh Kamal IT
Training and Incubation Centre at old jail in Natore district.

Training programme of master trainer for 1,024 people on nine foreign
languages is underway, the ICT division sources said, adding that, after
completion of the training, they will provide training to the intending
youths to go abroad on foreign languages at district level across the
country.

Emphasizing on the women empowerment, the ICT Division has been providing
trainings to 10,500 women on Freelancer to Entrepreneur, IT Service Provider
and Women Call Centre Agent under the project titled “She Power: Sustainable
Development for Women through ICT” at 21 districts across the country since
July 2017, the officials added.

Besides, the government has also taken initiatives to create 30,000
skilled human resources for ICT based industries under the projects
“leaveraging ICT growth” and “Employment and Governance” to explore the
country’s ICT sector.

Moreover, 16,100 people are being given training under the project titled
“Skill Development for Mobile Game and Application”.

The government has also taken the “ICT Training and Infrastructure
Establishment Program in Recently Abolished Enclaves” programme from July
2018 to June 2020 term. Under the programme, 900 people will be given
training on Basic ICT Literacy and 300 people on IT Support Technician.

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