The Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) and Brac have teamed up to provide training to underprivileged youths in the country.
Salim Reza, director general of BMET, and Asif Saleh, executive director of Brac, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will allow intensive job-oriented skills training to youths in different trades. The training will start from Netrakona.
Under the MoU, the training institute will require at least 360 training hours, depending on the extent of the course. Successful trainees will receive joint certificates of achievement from BMET and Brac.
Addressing the MoU signing ceremony at BMET building, Salim Reza said skills are a prerequisite for safe, orderly and responsible migration. He thanked Brac for being a part of the initiative.
Asif Saleh also stressed the need for marginalised youths to develop skills, and said skills are an asset for one to get out of poverty.
BMET Director Dr Nurul Islam, Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Deputy Chief Shaikh Md Sharif Uddin, Brac Migration Programme Head Shariful Hasan, and Skills Development Programme Head Tanvir Anam were present.