PM to open int’l conf on skill dev for future work world Jul 27

DHAKA : A three-day international conference with a special focus on skill development to meet the growing demand for skilled workforce globally will be held in the city on July 27-29, reports UNB.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the conference titled ‘Skills for the Future World of Work and TVET for Global competitiveness’ at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on July 27. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will remain present as a special guest at the inaugural session.
General secretary of Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) M Shamsur Rahman on Saturday briefed the media about various aspects of the conference.
IDEB President AKMA Hamid and a2i project official at the Prime Minister’s Office Naimuzzaman Mukta were, among others, present.
Shamsur Rahman said 16 countries-Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Malaysia, Fiji, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines-will participate in the conference.
The IDEB and the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), Manila in association with the Bangladesh Education Ministry will host the conference.
The conference will also examine the present skill requirements and future skill shortage with the changing job contents for facing the challenges of the upcoming policy and new technology in the global competitive market.
The main objectives of the conference are to ensure the supply of skilled manpower considering the current and future demand of the global labor market, exchange the best practices and models among TEVT (Technical Vocational Education and Training) stakeholders in participating countries for sustainable development of the nations and formulate policy recommendations for building skills among people in the participating countries.
The organisers are expecting an agreed conference declaration, establishing TEVT network, recommendations and finding ways for emerging Bangladesh as a developed nation before 2041 from the conference.
TEVT experts from home and abroad will present 35040 papers on six topics – governance and capacity building strategies, global competitiveness, research, innovation and quality assurance, socioeconomic development through skill development and establishing linkage between industry and institution.
The closing ceremony of the three-day conference will be held on July 29 at a city hotel.