Press releases


  1. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Data System goes live

    29 April 2015

    The new National Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) Data System, an initiative of the National Skills Development Council (NDSC) Secretariat is now live. The system currently displays demand and supply data for skilled workers in three industry sectors – leather, readymade garments and tourism and hospitality.

  2. National Competency Standards for workers in the tourism and hospitality sector accepted

    29 April 2015

    National Competency Standards in four key occupations of the tourism and hospitality sector have been approved by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and endorsed by the Tourism & Hospitality Industry Skills Council.

  3. Rana Plaza commemoration highlights progress made and challenges ahead in Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

    23 April 2015

    Speakers at a commemoration event to mark the second Rana Plaza anniversary recognised the progress made towards creating a safer ready-made garment (RMG) sector for Bangladesh while stressing the need for further improvements to working conditions and worker rights in the industry.

  4. ILO calls for greater social dialogue in Bangladesh RMG sector

    21 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for greater social dialogue among representatives of government, employers and workers within the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector, highlighting the gains this would bring.

  5. Second skills governance training workshop for skills development professionals held in Sylhet

    08 April 2015

    Capacity strengthening workshops for professionals in the skills development sector continued in Sylhet Engineering College from November 27-30, 2014. The goal of the second workshop was to develop monitoring tools to measure the progress of implementation of the National Skills Development Policy in each of the participating agencies.

  6. ILO supports development of National Human Resources Development Fund

    08 April 2015

    Bangladesh faces a major challenge in terms of skill development. The rapid growth of the manufacturing sector has led to the creation of millions of new jobs, but also the creation of widening skills shortages in almost every industry sector. To address these shortages, the Government of Bangladesh is creating a National Human Resources Development Fund.

  7. 49 Government Polytechnics and 64 TSCs in Bangladesh to become Registered Training and Assessment Centres

    08 April 2015

    Mr Shahjahan Mian, Director-General, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and National Project Director of both the European Union and Canadian funded skills projects under DTE has directed all 49 Government Polytechnics and 64 Technical Schools & Colleges (TSCs) to become Registered Training Organizations and Assessment Centers.

  8. Eight UN agencies in Bangladesh to work together on skills development

    08 April 2015

    A six person delegation from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) visited the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project this week to discuss a joint approach to skills development by UN agencies.

  9. First public private partnership in technical education in Bangladesh

    08 April 2015

    Graphic Arts Institute and Shamustshuk Printers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 3 in the presence of the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr N I Khan. The MOU is a formal recognition of the first public private partnership to be initiated in Bangladesh’s technical education sector.

  10. Sharing skills development expertise from Bangladesh with Myanmar

    08 April 2015

    Lessons learned and resources from ILO’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform in Bangladesh Project shared with counterparts in Myanmar.

  11. TVET Project receives six month extension

    08 April 2015

    Bangladesh Planning Commission recently granted the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project a six month extension to extend its operations until December 2015.

  12. ILO supports Bangladesh’s first international conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

    08 April 2015

    A three-day international conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Sustainable Development was held from April 30 to May 2 in Dhaka, with representatives from 17 countries attending.

  13. 52 new positions created for Bangladesh Technical Education Board to Implement NTVQF

    08 April 2015

    The Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) will be able to recruit 52 new staff through that new recruitment rules published in the Government Gazette on May 28, 2015. The new staff are needed to help the BTEB implement the new National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework.

  14. 64 Technical Schools and Colleges get approval to start delivering contract training to industry

    08 April 2015

    The Ministry of Education recently approved a proposal from the Directorate of Technical Education to grant 64 Technical Schools and Colleges (TSCs) more independence in financial management.

  15. On-line registration system for trade unions launched

    07 April 2015

    An on-line registration system for trade unions and trade union federations has officially been launched by Bangladesh’s Department of Labour (DoL) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  16. Help line launched for Bangladesh worker safety and rights

    15 March 2015

    A telephone Help line for workers to make and resolve grievances relating to workplace safety or workers’ rights has been launched in Bangladesh.

  17. 110 newly recruited labour inspectors receive introductory training

    24 February 2015

    A total of 110 newly recruited labour inspectors are learning the skills necessary to help enhance working conditions and worker safety in Bangladesh.

  18. Major effort launched to complete remaining RMG factory inspections

    03 February 2015

    A major effort is underway to complete safety inspectionsof all remaining export-oriented ready-made garment factories.

  19. Employment injury insurance to benefit workers and employers alike in the RMG sector

    24 January 2015

    DHAKA – Bangladesh’s workforce and industry alike would benefit from the establishment of an employment injury insurance (EII) scheme according to specialists of the International Labour Organization (ILO)


  1. Government officials learn labour dispute resolution techniques

    20 December 2014

    Officials from the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and Ministry of Industries joined a training on resolving labour disputes.