Equipping Bangladeshi Youth for the Global Job Market
AYAT Education, in partnership with Seneca College, recently organised a discussion on '21st Century Skills for the Global Market' at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka.
Bangladesh has made tremendous economic growth over the last 50 years, but needs to resolve the youth unemployment and skills gap and reap the benefits of demographic dividend for sustaining its development.
A survey conducted by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in 2021 reports that 66% of the students who graduated from colleges affiliated with the National University are unemployed. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) said 2 million people are being added to the labor force of the country every year but there is no creation of employment in that proportion.
To address these pressing issues, AYAT Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Seneca College that will enable knowledge-sharing and academic research opportunities to identify and bridge the youth skills gap and create avenues for specialized learning for future jobs.
The MoU signing was followed by an interactive panel discussion on '21st Century Skills for the Global Market'. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Deputy Minister of Education, David Agnew, President of Seneca College, Angela Dark, Counselor and Senior Trade Commissioner of High Commission of Canada and Tahsin Aman, Chairman of AYAT Education took part in the panel discussion in presence of 150 youth and faculties from different institutions.