Published:  12:57 AM, 08 August 2019

BD to participate in WorldSkills Competition-2019 in Kazan

BD to participate in WorldSkills Competition-2019 in Kazan The two participants of Bangladesh in WorldSkills Competition-2019 pose for a photograph with the officials of the National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) at its conference room at Tejgoan in the city on Wednesday. -AA

Two participants from Bangladesh are going to participate in WorldSkills Competition-2019 for the first time which is scheduled to be held at Kazan in Russia from August 22 to 27. 

Two contestants from Bangladesh - Tanjim Tabassum Islam will contest the global skills competition from confectionery and patisserie trade while Nafisa Sadaf Achol from fashion designing. They were selected through the nation-wide Rising Star Competition last year.

The National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will lead a 12-member delegation at Kazan competition and has already completed all necessary preparations in this regard. Executive Chairman of the NSDA Md Faruque Hossain said this at a press briefing organized at NSDA office on Wednesday to share the preparation of the government for contesting the world skills competition. He said that participating at the global skills competition is a pride for the nation.

Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Sajjadul Hassan spoke at the press briefing as the chief guest. NSDA members, senior officials, representatives from different ISCs, contestants, technical experts were present at the press briefing.

Faruque Hossain also expressed gratitude to the concerned for their cooperation in preparing the competitors.  Sajjadul Hassan said, there is no alternate to transforming country's large workforce into skilled manpower in order to enhancing job scopes for them as well as enabling for self-employment.

Through participating at the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, the Bangladeshi youths would be able to significantly focus the standards of their skills in the international arena, Sajjadul Hassan said. Executive Chairman of the NSDA Md Faruque Hossain said, Bangladesh, as the 79th member of the WorldSkills International, is going to participate at the global level competition which is a matter of pride for the nation. The authority, also a member of the WorldSkills Asia, would arrange nation-wide skills competition and ensure participation of Bangladeshi youths in all competitions in regional and global levels as well, Faruque added. 

He added that through participating at the WorldSkills Competition-2019, Bangladesh would successfully be able to make exposure of its capability of generating highly-skilled international-standard manpower in various trades. This would help boost exports of skilled Bangladesh manpower in different countries.

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