Skills and enterprise

Capacity Building Workshop for the Principals and Trainers of TVET Institutions in Cox’s Bazar

ILO in partnership with UNDP, FAO and BRAC, together with the Department of Youth Development, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports has launched the skills and livelihoods programme with the financial support of Global Affairs Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Photo collage of the workshop. © Md Humayun Kabir Khan/ILO
The primary focus of the Capacity Building Workshop was to empower the Heads of Vocational Schools and Trainers in Cox’s Bazar with the necessary skills and knowledge in implementing the Competency-Based Training (CBT) delivery system. The workshop aimed to provide comprehensive training on the registration process with the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) and to elucidate the Roles and Responsibilities of the Heads of Schools and Trainers in delivering market-driven, quality-assured skills training programs.

Workshop outcomes

  • Orientation on BTEB Procedures: Participants gained insights into the procedures for the submission of applications to the BTEB, a crucial step in achieving registration as a training organization and accreditation of learning programmes under the National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF).
  • Competency-Based Training and Assessment: The workshop delivered a thorough orientation on the methodologies involved in Competency-Based Training and Assessment. Participants were equipped with the knowledge needed to implement these methodologies effectively in their respective institutions.
  • Preparation for RTO Application: As a tangible outcome, participants were actively engaged in preparing their Registered Training Organization (RTO) applications. This hands-on experience ensured that the attendees left the workshop ready to submit comprehensive applications to the BTEB.
A total of 35 participants were present in the workshop consisting of DG, DYD, Principals/Heads of Institutions, Department of Youth Development, Upazila Youth Development Officer, District Education Office and ILO representatives. The workshop encompassed interactive sessions, practical exercises, and informative presentations by experts in the field. Participants actively engaged in discussions, sharing their experiences and challenges related to Competency-Based Training.

Challenges and solutions

While the workshop was successful, some challenges were identified:
  • Limited awareness among trainers about the Competency-Based Training approach.
  • Time constraints for participants with busy schedules.
  • To address these challenges, the workshop incorporated interactive methods, case studies, and practical scenarios, ensuring a holistic understanding and accommodating participants’ time constraints.
The Capacity Building Workshop for Principals and Trainers of TVET Institutions in Cox’s Bazar played a pivotal role in enhancing the skills and capacities of key stakeholders in the vocational education sector. By focusing on Competency-Based Training, BTEB procedures, and institutional roles, the workshop contributed to building a more robust and effective TVET ecosystem in the region.

The active participation and commitment of the 35 participants, representing diverse roles and organizations, underscore the collaborative spirit towards advancing vocational education. The workshop's success lies not only in the knowledge imparted but also in the potential for positive, sustainable impacts on skills development and quality assurance in TVET institutions in Cox’s Bazar.