Technical job fair takes place in Dhaka
A daylong fair for technical jobs took place at PSC Convention Hall in the capital's Mirpur today with thousands thronging to bag their desired jobs.
The Technical Job Fair was organised by Bdjobs.com, the country's largest online employment platform, where 61 leading local companies, including Walton, Pran Group, City group, Akij group, Bengal group, Anwar group, Runner are offering jobs.
In 400 job categories, the companies will hire around 5,000 people trained with technical and vocational skills, said Fahim Mashroor, CEO of Bdjobs.com.
"Around 25,000 jobseekers have already registered to visit the fair," he said.
Experienced and fresh graduates from different technical and vocational training institutes dropped curricula vitae in the company booths where spot interviews have been conducted by the human resource teams at the fair.
Major job categories were diploma engineers, technicians, electricians, graphic designers, nurses, cooks, delivery riders etc.
National Skill Development Authority (NSDA) Member Mohammad Ziauddin took part in the fair's inauguration programme as the chief guest where Technical Education Board Chairman Md Ali Akbar Khan was the special guest.
The recent job market trends show that there are better job opportunities for people trained in vocational and technical knowledge compared to the ones who have completed general education, Mashroor said.
He said there are thousands of people who have completed bachelor's and master's in business administration from universities and colleges, but most of them are finding jobs for years.
"On the other hand, most of the students from technical and vocational institutes get job offers even before completing their training courses. The salary is also high compared to general graduates."
The recent growth of different manufacturing industries has created huge job opportunities for technical and vocational skilled professionals.
He said Bdjobs.com will arrange such job fairs in all major cities in the coming months.
Brac Skill Development Institute and a2i are cooperating for the fair.