Global professional certification in engineering now at fingertips
Construction engineers in Bangladesh can now appear in global professional certification exams without flying abroad.
The registration is already open for the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) exam, set for December 20 and 21, as the test organiser American Welding Society (AWS) has expanded its footprint to Bangladesh.
This will be a sustainable journey, initiated by AWS, the most trusted global authority in this field, to enable thousands of engineering graduates and diplomas to be globally certified staying in Bangladesh, said Mohammad Tanvir Hossain, CEO, and MD of engineering solutions company Reactron, the local facilitator of the exam.
Previously, students used to fly abroad to pursue training in the subject and then appear in the exam. Since most engineering graduates are job holders, they could hardly manage a couple of months off their work or afford the cost to stay out of the country for this purpose. Consequently, they were deprived of their deserved promotions and progress in many aspects of their professional life, he added.
Since the infrastructural development in Bangladesh is reaching a new dimension, this certification will help many engineers and welders to apply for quality assurance and quality control jobs at the mega-projects such as the Padma Bridge construction. The huge demand for these certifications can be readily understood as even foreign professionals working in Bangladesh are registering for the course, he further said.