TTC trains youths to help reduce unemployment
MYMENSINGH May 20: Technical Training Centre (TTC) under the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) of Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE) has been playing a significant role in human resource development and in reducing unemployment problem in the country.
TTC was established at Maskanda of the district in 1977 on 11.39 acres of land with the financial and technical assistance of the government.
The main objective of the training centre is to train the unskilled and skilled workforce in a planned way as per the requirement of the labour market of the country and abroad.
Since the establishment till today, the centre provided 3,530 students with two years SSC vocational course, 2,326 students with six-month skill training, 77 students with four-month motor driving with basic maintenance course, 3,362 students with six-month computer office application course, 516 with graphics and design course, 142 students with two-month long short course on different languages including English, Korean and Japanese.
A total of 3,092 women were provided with special courses on housekeeping, 189 with two-month long Hon Kong's indigenous Cantonese Language course, 465 students with two-month long motor driving course, 299 students with two-month oven garment machine operator course and 29,924 abroad going workers with three-day long pre-departure course.
Engineer Gias Uddin Ahmed, principal in-charge of TTC, said, "Technical or vocational training is one of the key elements for the labour market to generate employment and promote workers both personally and professionally."
"Till today, we provided technical training to 40,392 males and females on different occupations or trades”, he added.