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

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.

News | 08 April 2015
Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) are those training providers registered by Bangladesh Technical and Education Board (BTEB) to deliver technical and vocational education and training (TVET) services. The RTOs meet a set of national criteria covering areas such as management and instructor capacities, facilities and management systems. RTOs are authorised as providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised qualifications. There are currently more than 50 of these qualifications being delivered across Bangladesh, covering skills from sewing machine operation to graphic design. Nationally-recognised qualifications equip trainees with the minimum required skills, knowledge and attitude that the industry needs and will have a government-issued National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF) certificate.

As RTOs, these DTE institutions will also become assessment centres. Becoming a Registered Assessment Centre means institutions can serve as a centre for assessing candidates against nationally-recognised qualifications under the NTVQF. Assessment must be conducted by external assessors. These individuals must have industry experience, a similar technical qualification (preferably one level higher than the qualification they are assessing) and be registered with the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB).

RTOs, Registered Assessment Centers and the NTVQF are all part of the National Skills Quality Assurance System which was initially piloted by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform and Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (BSEP) projects funded respectively by the European Union and Canada.

For a two-page fact sheet on the NTVQF, see here
For a short publication on why your institution or business should become an RTO, see here