A management training program, under the Executive Learning Project for Chattogram, has been launched to develop the professional skills of business executives in the Chattogram region.
The Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of Dhaka University, on Saturday, inaugurated the Management Development Program through a video conference, read a press release.
Addressing the programme, Deputy Minister for Education Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury said the Chittagong Chamber and IBA have undertaken excellent initiatives which have set a milestone.
"It is an excellent example of mutual support between educational institutions and trade organisations through which national goals can be achieved," he said.
Requesting that the focus on training be prioritised, the Deputy Minister called for prioritising industrial and technical skills instead of material importance in the field of institutional training.
Bangladesh Center of Excellence (BCE) – An Initiative of CCCI – is the implementing partner of this project. Dhaka University's IBA is going to provide the first ever training in Chattogram, the release added.
MA Latif MP said businesses in Chattogram will benefit immensely from this mid and top-level management training program.
"Alongside the establishment of 100 SEZs across the country, about a dozen mega projects are being implemented in the greater Chattogram, including the deep sea port in the Matarbari area. So, arranging proper training for executives is a very important and timely initiative of the Chittagong Chamber," he added.
CCCI president Mahbubul Alam said, "This program of IBA will go a long way in developing skills and providing a more productive and effective role in the national economy by providing proper training to middle and upper level executives."
Professor Syed Farhat Anwar said human resources development is a more important and fundamental element for the implementation of the 2100 Delta Plan, including meeting the SDG targets of 2021, 2030 and building a developed Bangladesh in 2041.
"One of the responsibilities of the IBA is to build the skills of managers at all levels by providing quality education and training to meet national goals," he said.
Former President of CCCI Engineer Ali Ahmed, Confidence Cement Managing Director (MD) Zahir Uddin Ahmed and Prantik Group MD Engineer Golam Sarwar, among others, also spoke.