Brac Career Hub launches in Khulna

With the opening of a Career Hub in Khulna, Brac has demonstrated its commitment to bringing employers and job seekers together and establishing a productive working relationship.

The Mohila Krira Complex in Khulna hosted the Career Hub’s opening event on Saturday. Brac’s Skills Development Program (SDP) coordinated the event with assistance from KFW.

Additional DIG of the Khulna Metropolitan Police, Rashida Begum, attended the function as an honorary guest.

In addition, Brac’s Senior Director, People, Culture and Communications, Moutusi Kabir; Head of Secretariat, Climate Bridge Fund, Dr Mohammad Golam Rabbani; Associate Director, Brac Skills Development Program, Tasmiah Tabassum Rahman; and Program Manager Shahriar Islam was also present at the event.

Rashida Begum, additional DIG, Khulna Metropolitan Police said: “Job interviews often inquire about prior experience, yet even in the absence of such, opportunities for skills development are available through the career hub. This avenue subsequently aids job seekers in exploring a range of employment possibilities.” 

In her inaugural speech, Moutushi Kabir, Brac’s senior director, People, Culture and Communications, said: “Consider Career Hub as your ally in advancing your career, your reliable resource for addressing all career-related inquiries. Here, you will find guidance on shaping a prosperous life post-education. Brac Career Hub endeavours to establish connections with available job opportunities, cultivate essential skills for recruitment assessments, and bolster the confidence of aspiring job seekers.”

Tasmiah Tabassum Rahman, associate director, Brac Skills Development Program said: “There are three primary reasons why a student may fail to secure employment matching their qualifications upon completing their studies: inadequate job information, insufficient career guidance, and limited job opportunities. Career Hub aims to address these concerns by providing guidance and support to job seekers in navigating these challenges.”

Artcell’s captivating performance was the highlight of the opening ceremony’s second section.

Based on figures from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) for 2022, the country’s unemployment rate is currently 3.53%. According to the BBS’s labor force survey-2022, the percentage of people in the nation with a bachelor’s degree climbed from 11.2% in the 2017 fiscal year to 12% in 2022.

The poll also shows that within the past five years, the number of unemployed graduates has almost doubled, to reach almost 400,000 in 2017.

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