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Skill development to take nation forward stressed

RAJSHAHI, Dec 1, 2017 (BSS) - Speakers at a seminar here mentioned that there is no alternative to skill development to free the nation from the curse of unemployment together with taking the nation forward.

They viewed that emphasis should be given on making the country's technical and vocational training institutions need-oriented and effective for generating more competent workforce to meet the growing national needs.

They were addressing a seminar styled "Role of Technical Education for Building Digital Bangladesh" held at conference hall of Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in the city today.

Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP) organized the event marking the closing session of a daylong regional level 'Skills Competition- 2017'in order to create and disseminate knowledge on how to take for the nation through technical education.

On the occasion, a rally was brought out from the RPI premises.

More than 100 students from 15 polytechnic institutions in the region took part in the competition with 45 projects.

Former Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed the seminar as chief guest with RPI Principal Engineer Farid Uddin in the chair. Joint Secretary of Technical and Madrasha Education Shafiuddin Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif and Principal of Rajshahi Mohila Polytechnic Institute Omar Faruk also spoke.

During his keynote presentation, Shafiuddin Ahmed narrated various aspects of boosting technical and vocational training towards taking the nation forward.

Chief Guest Khairuzzaman viewed that a person can transform himself into human resource through attaining competence after receiving technical education. But, the country's technical and vocational institutions and other technical training centers couldn't play due role in this regard due to lack of coordination between them.

He observed that skill is own resource and skilled manpower is the source of the country. So, the government has given more importance to skill development aimed at building the manpower as skilled to transform them into resource of the country.

Technical and vocational students should be enriched with power of skill and innovation for making themselves a competent workforce to meet the gradually mounting demands of the modern era.