More than 103 trained youths got private sector jobs through a daylong job fair held in Damkura area under Paba Upazila of the district yesterday.
Center for Mass Education in Science (CMES), a non-government development organization, hosted the fair on its Damkura unit office premises in order to establish a link between the trained youths and private entrepreneurs.
Earlier, the CMES imparted one-year training to the youths on diversified trades and vocations like garments, carpentry, welding, electric, electronics, poultry, computer and honey hunting to make them competent for the productive field.
Side by side with the fair, a discussion was held at the venue with unit organizer KM Asaduzzaman in the chair.
Damkura Union Parishad Chairman Shajahan Ali, Dewpara UP Chairman Md Akhtaruzzaman, CMES Technical and Vocational Training Officer Ashkarul Haque and Principal of Damkura Hat College Abul Hashem spoke on the occasion.
During his welcome speech, Regional Technical Officer Shamsul Haque told the audience that CMES intends to create self employment scopes for the dropout youths through providing them with technical education.
UP Chairman Shajahan Ali observed that more expansion and promotion of technical and vocational education and training among the youths both male and female is critically important for transforming them into skilled human resources.
He viewed expanded technical education could be effective means of building competent and skilled human resources and its role is very vital for substantial and sustainable growth of national economy.
Role of skilled people is also very important for earning more foreign remittance which is significant for country’s development.
In his remarks, UP Chairman Akhtaruzzaman said need-based vocational training for the youths coming from poor families is very important and their post-training employment is also vital for eradicating their unemployment problem.
The persons with technical education can contribute a lot to the country.
“We have no way but to generate more technically and technologically sound women to meet the social demands as it is being increased gradually,” he mentioned.
He said the trained youths should seize every opportunities offered by the government and various other development organizations like CMES.