BCC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIUB for Cisco IT Essentials training

Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), a wing of Ministry of Science and ICT signed a Memorandum of Understading (MoU) with American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) for the training of Cisco IT Essentials Curriculum run under the hood of Cisco Networking Academy. Mr. Mahfuzur Rahman, Executive Director, BCC and Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice-Chancellor, AIUB signed on behalf of their organization. The ceremony was held in the kind presence of Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Architect Yafeash Osman. Among others Mr. Munir Hasan, Senior Consultant, Ministry of Science and ICT (MoICT), Mr. Lutfar Rahman, Director, Pulic Relations, AIUB, Mr. Sarker Abul Kalam Azad, Deputy Director (Training), BCC, Md. Manirul Islam, Deputy Director, Continuing Education Center, AIUB and Cisco Quality Assurance Specialist for Bangladesh (QASS-BD), Ms Nazia Ahmed, UNV National ICT Specialist were also present at the ceremony held at the BCC Auditorium in the morning. Under the MoU, AIUB will provide IT Essentials Instructor Training to BCC trainers who will eventually teach their students throughout the country. While speaking on the occasion, Honorable Minister stressed the need of highly-trained, technology-literate knowledge workers to materialize the dream of 'Digital Bangladesh'. He also highlighted different initiatives taken by the Government to bridge digital divide and contribute to national development goals. Commenting on the occassion, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna said, "We are pleased to have partnered with BCC and heartily welcome on our common mission of developing world-class skilled human resources. Going forward, we plan to expand the outreach to include more organizations in our endeavor to take IT and networking education to students across Bangladesh and provide them yet another avenue for technical and professional excellence". Mr. Mahfuzur Rahman also expressed the same view and said, "In today's Networked Economy, skills need to be transferable across borders to meet market demands and BCC will continually support local initiatives aimed at enhancing employability for students in the IT domain".