North South University (NSU) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding initiating a programme that aims to support the capacity development of Bangladeshi ICT engineers and future ICT engineers who have the potential to create business networks between Japan and Bangladesh.
Every year at least 80 students will get chances to enroll in this programme. The first six months of the training module will be held at NSU, and the second three months of advance training will be held in Japan, the private university said in a press release on Monday.
The other parties to the MoU, which was signed at the ICT Tower in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Wednesday, are Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), University of Miyazaki (UoM), and Japan for Post Bangladesh Japan ICT Engineers' Training (BJET) Implementation Agreement.
The Career and Placement Center (CPC) of NSU has taken the lead in the project, “The Project for Skills Development of IT Engineers Targeting Japanese Market” on behalf of NSU from its onset under the leadership of Mohammad Khasro Miah, director, CPC, the NSU said in the release.
The private university celebrated CPC’s accomplishment in the project.
NSU Board of Trustees’ Chairman M A Kashem, Vice-Chancellor Atiqul Islam, Pro Vice-Chancellor M Ismail Hossain, and deans and chairs from all schools and directors of all administrative departments were part of the celebration.
Participating in the celebration, NSU Board of Trustees’ chairman M A Kashem expressed his joy and admiration for CPC's leadership in the project.
He said, “Getting an entry card in Japan's market is a tough scenario. Over there, ensuring the job of around 80 engineering graduates every year is a huge milestone for our nation.
“Going abroad is not that easy, and we NSU [sic] are going to send our graduates every year to Japan's IT market with a full-time job.”