The Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programmes in Bangladesh (UCEP-Bangladesh) is playing crucial and laudable role in producing skilled workforces for local industries and entrepreneurs, reports BSS. Industrialists and business community leaders expressed the view at a views-sharing meeting of employers and youths being trained at UCEP Rangpur Technical School at Chamber auditorium in the city on Sunday afternoon.
Chairperson of UCEP Regional Employers’ Committee for Rangpur Region and President of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu attended the meeting as chief guest. Acting Rangpur Regional Manager of UCEP-Bangladesh Mansur Rahman presided over the event. Former Deputy General Manager of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Khairul Alam Almazee, President of Rangpur unit of Bangladesh Fertilisers Association Motahar Hossain Mandal Mowla and Rangpur Regional Deputy Director of UCEP-Bangladesh (Field Operations) addressed. Moderated by Rangpur Regional Deputy Programme Officer of UCEP-Bangladesh Rizwan Ahmed, owners and representatives of different industries, enterprises, factories and other employer organisations of Rangpur region participated in the meeting.
Mansur Rahman discussed UCEP’s activities in transforming the underprivileged working children into skilled human resources through providing technical, vocational education and training to turn them into skilled workforces. “Like other regional schools, UCEP Rangpur Technical School is also providing similar education and training programmes on various trades to the underprivileged working children and assisting them in getting jobs to change their fortune,” he said. He sought continuous cooperation of industrialists to enhance activities of UCEP-Bangladesh in Rangpur region through providing need-based technical and vocational education and training to underprivileged children toward the direction.
Highly commending UCEP activities, Khairul Alam Almazee called for developing more innovative programmes to meet demand for skilled workforces in local industries through producing skilled workforce from UCEP Technical Schools. The chief guest said UCEP has earned repute by contributing to the national economy with meeting demand of skilled human workforces for renowned industries like Pran Group, Walton Group, Abul Khayer Group, Nasir Group and many foreign industries. “I have complete confidence in abilities of UCEP to meet newer challenges,” said adding that more underprivileged children would be turned into skilled workforces to avail job opportunities in the region without going to the country’s other regions.