Feature articles


  1. ILO supports the Ministry of Education to introduce awareness campaign for TVET enrolment

    13 March 2023

    In 2021, the ILO Skills 21 project funded by the European Union supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) in consultation with TVET institutes to develop a campaign strategy and plan for a continuing TVET awareness campaign to increase the popularity of TVET among young people.

  2. Feature article

    01 March 2023


  1. ILO supports the Ministry of Education to build the capacity of their TVET officials on institutional governance

    29 December 2022

    The Skills 21 project has developed a capacity-building programme on Institutional Governance for TVET officials to build the capacity of government officials to implement good governance with regard to financial and institutional management and administration.

  2. First-ever Level 5 Competency-Based Training and Assessment training for Master Trainers

    07 December 2022

    Improving the pedagogical and technical skills of TVET teachers is a key priority to achieve the professionalisation of TVET teachers or trainers.

  3. Mastering the sewing machine with dwarfism

    21 July 2022

    The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), under the Technical and Madrasa Education Division (TMED), Ministry of Education, has carried out several steps in collaboration with the ILO’s EU funded Skills 21 project to make its TVET institutes accessible for all.

  4. Wiring dreams to earn more

    20 July 2022

    ILO’s EU funded Skills 21 project is assisting the partner TVET Institutes in providing job focused skills training through a modern TVET system. Like Abdullah Al Mamur, other 4568 youths trained in NTVQF level 1 and 2 on different occupations from the TVET institutes under this programme.

  5. Child marriage didn’t stop Reshma to become an entrepreneur

    19 July 2022

    ILO’s EU funded Skills 21 project is assisting the partner TVET Institutes in providing entrepreneurship and management training programmes for potential and existing entrepreneurs, using proven ILO training tools such as Know About Business (KAB), and Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) and their ‘green’ extensions. Like Reshma Akhter, other 2100 youths took the entrepreneurship development training from the TVET institutes under this programme.

  6. Recognition of skills transformed Shahadat’s life

    18 July 2022

    Skills 21 project is a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization (ILO), funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities through an environmentally conscious, inclusive, demand-driven, and interlinked skills development system responding to the needs of the labour market.

  7. When the vision is clear strategy is easy

    15 July 2022

    In Bangladesh, the skills sector is in need of quality trainers and assessors. ILO's European Union-funded Skills 21 project is working with the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to establish a modern skills system and meet the demand for the skills delivery system. Khadija Hossain Setu took the skills training from Khulna Mahila Polytechnic Institute and was then inspired to become an instructor to give skills training to the youth.

  8. Awareness campaign helps RMG workers’ communities fight against COVID-19

    21 March 2022

    Parvin Akhter introduced mask wearing and hand washing practice in her family (comprising four children and her husband) and encouraged her neighbours to do the same to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading in Munshi Bari, a small community mostly populated by garment workers in Gazipur near Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.