Access to Information (a2i) Program of Prime Minister’s Office and Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Center (BKTTC) jointly organized an Inauguration Ceremony for ‘e-Learning Programme’ on 29 March, 2017 to train the migrant workers to attain necessary skills for particular jobs at abroad. The programme was held at the auditorium of Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET).
Nurul Islam B.Sc. Honorable Minister, Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, inaugurated the programme. Mrs. Shamsun Nahar, Honorable Secretary, Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment and Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General (Administration) of Prime Minister’s Office and Project Director of a2i Programme attended the event as special guests. Md. Salim Reza, Director General, Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment presided over the Inaugural Ceremony.
The e-Learning is the first programme for countrywide migrant workers. Through a comprehensive approach, a2i and BKTTC have customized the course, where an open e-learning platform through Muktopaath will be explored with a 12-day long face-to-face training. The course has been designed using audio-visual materials. Participants will be able to see the content through using mobile phones, smartphones and laptops, which will save participants time, cost and visit (TCV) and create opportunities for life-long skills development anytime, anywhere. Experts claimed that the training programme would help the participants to earn more remittance for the country through working abroad. The innovative learning approach can also contribute to attain Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) number four 4 (Quality Education) and number eight (8) (Decent Jobs and Economic growth).
Senior Officials from a2i programme, Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Center (BKTTC), Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training and media journalists were present at the ceremony.