Nationally recognised NTVQF teachers training programme launched in Bogra

The Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity Project launched a Competency-Based Training and Assessment NTVQF Level IV programme for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trainers at the Vocational Teachers Training Institute (VTTI) in Bogra on July 4, 2015.

News | 25 August 2015
25 trainers delivering skills such as housekeeping, food and beverage service, carpentry, lacquer polishing, upholstery and baking in public, private and non government-run TVET institutions attended the training programme. Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) certified trainers from the VTTI and Sirajgonj Technical Training Centre delivered the programme.

The programme trained trainers in designing, facilitating and assessing the new competency-based training programmes recognised under the new National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF). Competency based training, the new methodology that the government is promoting with the support of the ILO, is significantly different from traditional methods of training. Training programmes are based on the competencies that employers need and the role of the trainer is to facilitate the independent learning processes of trainees.

The programme is based on the Bangladesh Technical Education Board-approved CBT&A Level 4 Competency Standards for TVET trainers and assessors and is a 20-day face-to-face programme delivered in three separate blocks.

The ILO is currently working with the Government of Bangladesh to reform the skills development system through two major initiatives; a CAD19.5 million grant from the government of Canada for the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project, and a Euro 14 million grant from the European Union for the TVET Reform in Bangladesh Project.
See the National Skills Development Policy (English/Bangla) here