State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said Power Division has given the opportunity to 165 young students for the second time to run internship at different offices in the current year.
He made the disclosure while addressing certificate giving ceremony among 100 students of the first internship project held last year and orientation programme for the new 165 students in the capital`s Biduyt Bhaban on Monday.
The internship programme is being jointly implemented by the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and the private research organisation Centre for Research and Information (CRI).
At the function, the State Minister said that internship system is available in the developed world to build up skilled manpower. In Bangladesh, Power Division is the first to introduce this training.
Hamid said internship will play a great role to cope up with the future workplaces as job training or internship creates skilled manpower.
The ministry will increase the number of internship for students to 500 soon, he said.
So far, the CRI has given the opportunity to work for 26,500 students as jobs, training and voluntary work in various ministries, Nasrul informed the audience.
Power Cell Director General Mohammad Hossain said our moral responsibility is to make today`s youths fit and skilled to get the benefits of demographic dividend fast.
“If you take ideas from work environment beforehand, you can work smoothly in the offices with more confidence. As a result, it is possible to speed up the development of individuals and organisations,” Hossain opined.
Power Division Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus and BPDB Chairman Khaled Mahmood also spoke, among others.