Japanese and local IT experts at a seminar here today observed that the ITEE (IT Engineers Examination), an international standardized examination, can be hugely beneficial for the blooming IT business in Bangladesh.
The ITEE can be a tool to fulfill the demand of human resources of local IT companies as Bangladesh IT industry faces hurdle in getting skilled manpower, they said.
BD-ITEC (Bangladesh IT-engineers Examination Center) and BASIS jointly held the seminar in collaboration with Japan IT Services Industry Association (JISA) at Bangladesh Computer Council here today.
During the seminar, delegation members of JISA including Hironori Watanabe and Atsunori Higashikawa gave a presentation on how ITEE benefits for companies and business in Japanese IT industry.
ICT Secretary N I Khan presided over the seminar that was also addressed by Chief Adviser of IPA Shin Sakaguchi, BASIS President Shameem Ahsan and Project Director of BD-ITEC Dr Sk Amzad Hossain, among others.
The ITEE, presently mutually recognized by 12 Asian countries, is basically a national standardized examination of Japan where five to six lakh IT students and IT professionals attended every year.
Bangladesh IT-engineers Examination Center (BD-ITEC) under Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry introduced the examination in the country under a project titled Capacity Building on ITEE Management with the help of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
One of the objectives of introducing ITEE in the country is to give international branding to Bangladesh IT professionals. The ITEE is promoted by IT Professionals Examination Council (ITPEC) in Asian region.
BD-ITEC has already held two ITEE in Bangladesh and is going to conduct the next ITEE on October this year.