Youths have to equip themselves with English communication skills and develop their technical talents to secure a dynamic profession in the post-Covid-19 world.
Experts stated this at a webinar titled "When Computer Science and Engineering Meet," organised by the EMK Center, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and The Business Standard on September 5.
The event was part of a month-long campaign titled "Future of Work Post Covid-19: Building a Sustainable Post-Pandemic Future for the Youth."
Technical skills can be developed by participating in several freelancing or volunteering programmes, said Fahmida Ferdousi, a semiconductor professional working at the Intel Corporation.
"Also, whenever possible, youths should take part in unique solution-finding programmes for unique modern problems," she added.
Fahmida pointed out that the evolution of semiconductor industry will be extensive within a very short span of time.
"However, less power consumption and more speed requirement as well as cost effectiveness will be the major challenges in the respective industry," said Fahmida.
Although the Covide-19 crisis has pulled back all the sectors, Fahmida expressed hope saying, "I visualise a post-Covid-19 world where limitless fresh possibilities will surface."
Another speaker, Sadia Afroz, staff scientist at International Computer Science Institute-UC Berkeley and Avast, estimated that online and automation sectors will grow vigorously in the future world.
Therefore, Sadia advised the youths to be curious and share their work on Kaggle, Google Summer of Code and other open source communities to enhance trustworthiness. She also suggested the students to continuously work on self-development to improve their skills.
She expressed her believe that there are lots of scopes to incorporate automation or machine learning in Bangladesh.
The webinar was inaugurated by Asif Uddin Ahmed, acting director of EMK Center and Joshua Kamp, cultural affairs officer at US Embassy in Dhaka, and moderated by Mohammed Shahriar Rahman, associate professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering of ULAB.