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In the past, Bangladesh’s biggest obstacle towards growth was its population and today the country’s biggest strength is its population of trained, equipped, and skilled resources.
Bangladesh Government has initiated various skilling program to developing a strong digital workforce. Talent readiness and its share of digital skilled talent emphasizes on core capabilities like digital analytics, data visualization, web/ software development, digital marketing /social media, search engine optimization, cloud computing, graphic designing and artificial intelligence. The Government of Bangladesh is considering IT/ITeS sector as the central pillar for economic development. IT/ITeS growth is being viewed as the tool to achieve Bangladesh ‘Vision 2021’ of transforming Bangladesh in to middle-income economy.
Digital Skills Initiative 2015-2017: Training Program
|Top-up IT Training
|Online Outsourcing Training Programs
|Fast Track Future Leader (FTFL) Training
|Skill Enhancement Training Program
|Industry Association Skills Training
|The program targets graduates (IT, relevant science and engineering), to train them for jobs in IT/ITES industry. Country’s major Universities and Training Institutions are included in the program
|Skills over 20,000 ITeS professionals (Non-Science/HSC) graduates to meet global standards
|Programs to carry out training and mentorship leading to online outsourcing for youth and women. The programs target to train 23,000 in different outsourcing skills
|This program is targeting to build 1,000 future leaders for the IT/ITeS Industry of Bangladesh. LICT in collaboration with the IT/ITeS Industry selects trainees for FTFL program as per skill demand in the area of software development, IT/ITeS related management
|Trains 3000 professionals creating a readily employable competent workforce to be absorbed in the IT/ITeS sector by the industry - an initiative of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority
|Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), government initiative towards transforming and developing unskilled and semi-skilled workforce into a productive workforce in priority sectors
Launch of Digital Bangladesh has given birth to many key strategic initiatives. Universities and education institutions have started to inculcate digital learning and modules that focus on cognitive computing, data visualisation and analytics as part of their curricula. Importance of Start-ups, Industries and private enterprises that focus on big data analytics, data forecasting and simulation etc. has drastically risen.
The ICT Division and the Government of Bangladesh have been implementing mechanisms and programs to promote Digital Bangladesh and have aligned training programs and funding to promote innovation, start-ups and digital transformation of industries.