The Government of Bangladesh has launched a training programme to develop 30,000 professionals for the IT and ITES sectors within the next three years. The Leverage ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project and Ernst & Young (EY) jointly launched the IT training and ITES Foundation Skills Training programme at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital Dhaka in January 2015. Addressing the function, Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Professor AK Azad Chowdhury said 30,000 youngsters of the country are getting world class IT training from a reputed global firm at a time when the government has put its best endeavor to implement the vision of Digital Bangladesh by 2021.
Under the training programme, 10,000 IT and science graduates will get IT training, while 20,000 HSC and graduates will get ITES foundation skills training. The World Bank funded LICT Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) has appointed EY to impart Top-up IT training to a total of 30,000 youngsters.
EY is partnering with US-based leading training provider InfoPro Learning, to develop and deliver high performance ITES training programs.