Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universal Medical and Technical Training Institute to groom the manpower on caregiver’s trades for sending them to Japan and other foreign countries.
The MoU was signed between BMET director general Salim Reza and UMTTI chairman Preete Chokraborty at the conference room of the Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry in Probashi Kalyan Bhaban.
EWOE minister Nurul Islam and ministry’s secretary Nomita Halder and other senior officials were present during MoU signing ceremony.
Speaking as chief guest minister Nurul Islam said that it has been a milestone for Bangladesh to send technical interns to Japanese labour market where the working conditions were better and wages were high.
He also said that there was no alternative to provide training to take the nation ahead and so the government has put emphasis on providing training to interns on trades as well as on spoken Japanese language.
Speaking as special guest, secretary Nomita Halder said that the government was committed to ensure quality skills and language training. There were huge opportunities of the male and the female caregivers in Japan due to their large number of elder people, she said.
The training activities to the country’s male and female interns under the MoU started in a bid to groom caregivers with the Japanese language, she added.
At least 12 companies from various countries including Japan expressed willingness to recruit caregivers from Bangladesh, said officials.