Dhaka, Bangladesh
Manpower needs technical training

Manpower needs technical training

As the remittance inflow has fallen, manpower export too has been squeezed. More and more technical workers are now in demand not only abroad but also at home. The government has a plan to set up technical training centres (TTCs) at each upazila to build efficient workers to create overseas employment. There are technical training centres at the district headquarters. Setting up such centres at upazilas will provide the people at the grass-roots level to equip themselves with the skills that will help them get jobs at home and abroad. Training will help increase their salary as well as reputation of Bangladesh abroad. The opportunity to get government jobs is very limited in the country. After completion of education thousands of youths are crowding the job market every year. But how many of them are lucky enough to get the same? In fact, unemployment problem has taken an acute turn in the country. Extremely frustrated, many youths are going abroad spending huge sums of money in search of greener pastures. Unfortunately, many of them lack adequate technical education and skills. Hence lives of these youths in foreign lands are full of grim struggle. Many lead the lives of slavery. Besides, many ill-fated ones return to their homes from the midway being cheated by unscrupulous manpower agents and human traffickers. They are literally pauperized; many meet watery graves in the turbulent seas. Had they been adequately trained, they would not have faced such ordeals. But why should they desperately want to leave the country? There are immense possibilities for the youths of the country to become self-reliant by engaging themselves in various income-generating activities. They can do it by gaining education and skills from the technical training centres. The proposed technical training centres should be well-equipped with teachers and other logistic supports. The cost of studying at these centres should also be within the financial abilities of the people living in rural areas. After receiving training from the centres the enterprising youths can go abroad with suitable jobs. Those who are not willing to go abroad can set up projects like dairy and poultry farms, pisciculture and nurseries by taking bank loans on easy terms and conditions. In this way they can achieve solvency and improve the economic conditions of their families remarkably.

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