The government plans to develop 2,000 freelancers as entrepreneurs within six months by providing them with necessary IT training under Freelancers to Entrepreneurs Programme launched early this month, officials said.
They said the 2,000 freelancers have been selected from the 15,000 already developed freelancers under the Learning and Earning Programme of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, reports BSS.
“As many as 30 freelancers now engaged in outsourcing job from each district would be made entrepreneurs under the programme,” ICT Secretary Md. Nazrul Islam Khan said.
The government would launch second phase training programme soon for developing another 15,000 freelancers within one year, Khan said adding, “Our ultimate target is to go for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and create employment in the IT sector and support IT and IT-enabled industries.”
“We are providing training in various components including communication, marketing, operation, formation of company and finance and accounts,” said Chief trainer Noman Husainy.
He said frequent trainings will be Freelancers to Entrepreneurs Programme to create entrepreneurship in the IT sector across the country.