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ILO launches project to enhance Bangla workforce capacity
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May '14
The Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization have launched a major initiative to achieve the goal of building a better trained and qualified workforce for key industry sectors. The CAD (Canadian Dollar) 19.5 million project titled ‘Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity’ (B-SEP) was launched at a ceremony in Dhaka.  
 
“Our vision for the future is to ensure quality education that meets global standard and enhance the skills of our workforce so that they can have mobility across border and create higher demand for their skills in the global market. Already we have achieved the goal of bringing nearly all children to school, now it is high time that we train them and turn into skilled workforce. This will ensure betterment for all and reduce poverty,” said Nurul Islam Nahid MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education.
 
The five year B-SEP Project will contribute to the implementation of the National Skills Development Policy (NSDP) and support the development of a robust and more effective skills system in Bangladesh, which would allow to achieve a better trained and qualified workforce in key industry sectors in order to contribute to decent work, sustainable economic development, poverty reduction, and social inclusion. Ministry of Education is the implementing ministry through its Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and ILO is the implementing agency through technical cooperation agreement.
 
Heather Cruden, High Commissioner of Canada, who attended the launching ceremony said, “Canada is committed to supporting the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to enhance the skills of its people for safe, meaningful and productive jobs in both the local and global marketplace.  The implementation of the National Skills Development Policy is key for strengthening the quality, market relevance and effectiveness of Bangladesh’s technical and vocational education training system. Efforts must also be made to ensure increased access of women, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups to skills development programs.”
 
“We believe that Canada’s support to this ILO project will contribute to a better-trained and skilled workforce in target sectors, which have the potential to contribute to economic opportunities for the people of Bangladesh,” she added. 
 
The multi-year project will primarily focus on five target industries, namely: Agro-food Processing, Tourism and Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Ceramics and Furniture manufacturing. The project aims to ensure supply of skilled workforce to the target sectors by introducing 20 new competency based programs for priority occupations.


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