Online Class: The ‘new normal’ in TVET

News | 22 May 2020
Online platform for skills development© ILO
The world of work has been profoundly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Not only is the health of millions at risk; also at stake are their long-term livelihoods and job security.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges to all types and all levels of education, including schooling, TVET, apprenticeships and skills development.

The Skills 21 Project with the Government of Bangladesh set-up an e-campus for TVET. The e-campus is a platform to host and run distance learning courses/training to both TVET students and teachers. It is operated by an online learning management system (an app for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational, training, learning and development programmes).

There are number of e-learning materials developed by the trainers. Teachers are piloting these courses in the classroom. The e-learning materials are based on four skills qualifications - welding, machinist, electrical installation & maintenance and graphic design. In addition to that, there are number of e-learning materials available for trainers and assessors programmes.

Currently most of the e-learning materials are available for anyone. Interested users can visit to create an account and do self-enrolment for each course.