Uttoron – skills for better life project organised a Competency Standard (CS) development workshop in Dhaka with industry experts on Welding Inspection trade. This is the third and final workshop organised by the Uttoron project to finalize the CS's first draft before submission to NSDA for validation. Until today such certification could only be avail through training institutes in India, Singapore, the Philippines, and a few other neighbouring countries in Asia. Realising the high demand for trained Welding Inspector occupation, Uttoron took this pioneering initiative in collaboration with National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) to create new job opportunities for the workforce. The first draft of the CS will be submitted to NSDA for final validation, and afterwards, it will be sent to Prime Minister's Office for approval.
This initiative will create scopes for additional jobs in various industries that require welding quality control and inspection. The presence of Alif Rudaba, Member (Planning and Skilling) Joint Secretary, NSDA, graced the workshop with her presence. In addition, Chevron representative and nine experts from different leading industries such as Bureau Veritas, Light Engineering ISC, BEIOU-SEIP, Petromax Cylinders Ltd., Spark welding & Construction, Walton Hi-Tech Industries LTD., SSR Institute of Technology & Management, RISDA Bangladesh, Bangladesh Korea Technical Training Center etc. participated in the day-long workshop to ensure that the content of the CS is relevant to industry needs.