West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (WZPDCL) has undertaken a program to create over 800 efficient electric technicians in the next five years as part of its move to celebrate Mujib Borsho to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
According to official sources, the distribution entity working in the country’s south-western region is successfully running two courses to train up unemployed youths to turn them into efficient electricians.
“We’ve already concluded the training of the second batch of the course titled ‘Consumers Electrician Trade Course’,” said an official.
He said his organization has taken up a long-term program to create 810 efficient electricians in the next five years through conducting 27 training courses.
Of the courses, seven will be run till March 2021 as those began in September 2019 while the remaining 20 will be conducted over the next four years, he said.
Thirty people will be trained up under each course while 210 will receive training during the Mujib Year, he said.
The remaining 600 people will get training over the next four years.
“The specialty of the training course is that it’s being offered to lower or lower-middle class people of rural areas free of charge,” he said adding that the unemployed and less-educated underprivileged youths living in districts and upazilas are the target group of this program.