Apprenticeship Programme to Boost Skills in Furniture Sector

A programme that will see up to 1,400 apprentices trained was inaugurated 12 November 2015 with the aim of developing skilled manpower in the Bangladesh furniture sector.

Media advisory | 12 November 2015
The International Labour Organization’s B-SEP Project, funded by Canada, is facilitating formal apprenticeship programmes targeting 6,000 beneficiaries in five priority industries including the furniture sector. The initiative recognises the key role industry has to play in developing skills through apprenticeships for young people.

The program is partnering with multiple enterprises within the furniture sector to increase the number of apprenticeships in the furniture sector. The inauguration took place at Nadia Furniture Ltd. at Singair, Manikganj (approx. 20kms west of Dhaka). Nadia Furniture is one of the partner companies taking part in the programme and will train 100 workers including 23 female workers. The training programme will initially run for six months targeting two major occupations, carpentry and lacquer polishing.

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