Date: 31st October, 2014 12:00 AM - 2nd November, 2014 12:00 AM
Int’l Career Summit in Dhaka
The three-day First International Career Summit 2014 bringing together students and executives from different organisations of the country as well as from eight foreign nations will close at United International University (UIU) today.
Themed “Changing Skill Development Culture”, the congregation was organised at UIU by its Career Counseling Center in collaboration with Workplace Skills Development Academy, New Zealand (WSDA).
Speaking at yesterday’s opening session, John Faisandier, president and CEO of WSDA, explained the importance of “training everyone in workplace skills to promote their career development, improve business and build a stable and robust national economy.”
“The Asia Pacific region is set to grow 6.5 percent in 2014 and a lack of talent has become a key concern for 39 percent of business leaders surveyed. This figure is most likely higher in Bangladesh,” he said, adding, “The growth will require a significant development in leadership and management skills.”
A total of 33 sessions in the summit shed light on topics varying from the job market scenario to industry-specific career development choices and prospects. Technical sessions focused on CV writing, interview skills will be held today.
Speaking as chief guest, Canadian High Commissioner Heather Cruden highlighted how the population of Bangladesh with 45 percent of it below the age of 18 had an immense potential of becoming human resources, given that they were equipped with education and training.
The summit sees more than 70 panellists from different industries, imparting their knowledge and sharing experiences with the participants.