176 differently abled get jobs at ICT fair | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 03, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 03, 2018

176 differently abled get jobs at ICT fair

Some 176 differently abled people got information and communication technology (ICT)-centric jobs at some companies through a specialised job fair at the ICT division in the capital on Monday.

There were 215 others registered in a waiting list by the 17 companies and organisations that took part in the daylong fair, said its organisers.

Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) organised the fair's fourth edition to offer ICT-related job opportunities for the physically challenged.

“We have a target to employ around 3,000 differently abled people over the next three years,” Junaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for ICT, said after inaugurating the fair.

The government is trying to give a boost to the physically challenged through the process, he said.

The government is also running a project to train the differently abled in seven centres of the country.

BCC organised the fair's first edition in 2015 when 10 organisations participated and 32 physically challenged persons were employed. In 2016, 60 differently abled people got jobs and last year another 115. 

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