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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project in Bangladesh

The TVET Reform Project is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh, assisted by the International Labour Organisation and funded by the European Union. The goal is to ensure Bangladesh’s competitiveness in the global market and reduce poverty by improving the quality of vocational educational and training.

When: 1 December 2008 - 31 December 2013
Donor: European Union

New

Replication Guide: Learning and Earning: Overcoming low education levels through skills development: This booklet captures something that has not been done before in Bangladesh; integrating people from underprivileged groups into nationally recognised mainstream skills development programmes (including women into non traditional trades) and decent jobs. It captures the cooperation of a leading national non-government training organisation, a government training organisation and a group of committed employers and it lays out, step-by-step, how you can do it.

BANGLADESH SKILLS SNAPSHOT 2012 : The survey is a snapshot of the supply and demand of skilled workers in selected sectors in Bangladesh in 2012. It was commissioned on behalf of the National Skills Development Council Secretariat, and funded by the Swiss Development Corporation. The survey presents the current statistics, and also looks at skills predictions in the medium and long term.

POLICIES, REPORTS & MANUALS

LEARN MORE: KEY CONCEPTS

STORIES OF CHANGE

GET INVOLVED

The TVET Reform Project has five key target areas which together will ensure a TVET system which is coordinated, flexible, responsive and able to meet industry needs. These areas are outlined below, click on each area to view progress made and current/future activities:

SECTOR

ACTION

POLICY:
TVET Reform is not just about new ways of doing things; it is about changing the mindset of the TVET sector. If the sector is to meet the increasing demands of the global labour market, it needs to focus quickly on becoming flexible, inclusive, efficient and collaborative.
 RELEVANCE:
In order to meet labour demands in Bangladesh, TVET must be delivering quality skills that employers want, and these needs are constantly changing. Through improving the responsiveness and flexibility of TVET institutions, reform will enable institutions to better meet industry needs.
 STRENGTHENING:
In order for quality training to be delivered and assessed in Bangladesh, TVET practitioners need to move away from lecturing and towards practical, competency-based methods. Reform will encourage this by building the capacity of managers to understand the need for it and by improving TVET teacher training methods.
 LINKAGES:
Stronger relationships between training institutions and industry will ensure that graduates have the skills needed by employers, so that they can together meet the increasing needs of the labour market. Reform will encourage these partnerships through Industry Skills Councils and encourage best practice through Centres of Excellence.
 ACCESS:
One of the key reform objectives is to make TVET accessible to all, including youth with low literacy and numeracy, child workers, women and rural communities and persons with disabilities. To do this, reform is concentrating on removing policy-related barriers, such as minimum education levels, and also physical barriers, such as transport systems which are not gender-friendly.

Constituents and Partners

The TVET Reform Project extends technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh primarily through the following skills-related government agencies:

Contact Us

If you would like printed copies of any of the materials on the website, or any further information, please contact us:

ILO Dhaka Office
Road 12, House 12, Dhanmondi R/A Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Email us here
Tel: 88 - 02 - 8114705, 9112876, and 9112836
Fax: 88 - 02 - 9135208

Tags: workers, education and training, industry, service sector, gender, disabilities

Regions and countries covered: Bangladesh

Unit responsible: ILO Country Office for Bangladesh

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