|Case Study: Abul Hussain Mahmud Riyad|
Name: Abul Hussain Mahmud Riyad
Trainee ID: 1118061
Course: Architectural and Civil CAD (ACAD)
Position: Site Engineer
Employer: Al-Bader Group of Companies, Qatar
An International Career!
In 2010, Mahmud Riyad completed his Diploma in Civil Engineering from Feni Polytechnic Institute and came to Dhaka searching for job to support himself and his family. He applied for jobs but did not get any response. Day by day life was becoming harder for him and his confidence level was going down! On his best friend’s advice, Riyad applied for the IDB-BISEW IT Scholarship in Round 11. He was very glad when he was selected for the scholarship.
According to Riyad, the rules and regulations of the scholarship programme were tough; he needed to study a lot, pass the monthly exams, and attend classes regularly. Sometimes he thought that he might drop out because of the pressure! However, he persevered. He received guidance and counselling from the Project Authority and the Project Consultants. This helped him cope with his circumstances. Gradually he became confident and successfully completed the ACAD course in 2011.
Things changed for Riyad immediately after he completed the scholarship programme. He got the job as a CAD Operator in Chinese Communications Constructions Co. Ltd. After that, he did not need to look back because he was getting job offers from various architectural and engineering firms with lucrative salary. In fact, Riyad was in a position to pick and choose and he picked the best offer. Now Riyad is working as a Site Engineer in the Al-Bader Group of Companies in Qatar and getting monthly salary over one lac Taka.
IDB-BISEW IT Scholarship not only enhanced Riyad’s skills but has also made him a confident professional. Now he feels that he is capable of working for any architectural or engineering firm in the world. Besides, he has changed his family’s economic condition and well established in his society.