Prominent American writer and novelist Pearl S Buck said, "The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation." This is the true beauty of youth that has enabled them to play a vital role in any nation's development and prosperity. A nation that knows how to utilise its youth is making its way towards success.
However, what are the key factors that make the youths asset of a country? One can name several factors here, but education will come first undoubtedly, which builds the backbone of a nation and ensures a stronger foundation. This leads them to conduct research in various branches of knowledge, develop versatile careers, become successful businesspersons or entrepreneurs and thus pave the way of progress for their nation. In addition, if one considers all the factors mentioned above, i.e. education, research, startup-friendly ecosystem and business-friendly environment, then the East Asian country Japan, a true friend of Bangladesh, will secure its place among the toppers of the world.
At present, nearly one-third of our population belongs to the youth category, who dream of going abroad after graduation and make us proud by their potential. However, due to lack of proper guidance and knowledge, many of them fall behind the race and fail to achieve their dreams. Keeping all these real-life scenarios in mind, YSI Bangla Limited came forward to arrange the seminar on Initiate Your Career in Japan: Hands-on Introduction on June 16 at the permanent campus auditorium of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). The participants of the seminar got necessary directions to start a highly promising career in Japan.
A good number of participants from different universities attended the seminar. Mehdi Rajeb, director at Co-Curricular Office and assistant professor at the School of Business of ULAB, delivered his note of thanks at the beginning for arranging such an informative and career-centric seminar for the students. Ryuji Utsunomiya, representative director at Alphadrive Kochi, talked about how the youths of Japan have contributed to its development and how we can follow the same path. He also shared his points of views on building a successful career in Japan for the skilled Bangladeshi youths. Azumi Yasuhiro, director at Colgis BD Limited, shared old-hand suggestions to build a thriving career in the Japanese IT industry.
The participants learnt the experiences of Bangladeshi professionals living in Japan so that they could have better understanding about professional life there. Naima Sabrin, a software developer at Colgis BD Limited and, Iftekhar Idris, a software engineer at Shift Plus, conducted this experience-sharing session.
AM Ishtiaque Sarwar, managing director at Soft Tech Innovation Limited and Sadik Al Sarker, founder and CEO at Leadsas Limited, also shared their experiences from related fields with the students.
Suman Saha, managing director at YSI Bangla Limited, held an interactive session with the audience, which was full of information for those who possess dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs one day. Dr Imran Hossain, assistant professor at the School of Business and advisor at the Rotaract Club of ULAB, expected that the participants will be more focused on their career in the coming days.
The programme ended with handing over gifts and crests to the speakers and guests.
The writer is country manager of YSI Bangladesh.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org