Sharing skills development expertise from Bangladesh with Myanmar

Lessons learned and resources from ILO’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform in Bangladesh Project shared with counterparts in Myanmar.

News | 08 April 2015
The ILO Country Office in Bangladesh has developed a significant amount of information on what works and what does not work in skills development. This information was shared recently with colleagues at the ILO Liaison Office in Myanmar. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform in Bangladesh Project has been operating for over six years.

The project recently prepared a retrospective multimedia kit containing soft copies of fact sheets, stories, pilot briefs, policies and strategies as well as step-by-step guides on skills development. All these materials along with six short video clips on a single memory stick are contained in a professionally designed package.

Mr. Arthur Shears, former Chief Technical Advisor of this project, visited Myanmar in April and during this time shared and discussed the multimedia package contents with ILO colleagues in Yangon. During the same visit he was encouraged by representatives from Canada and the European Union in Dhaka to share experiences with their colleagues in Yangon both of whom found new ideas for their country programming in Myanmar.

See all the materials here or contact the ILO for the multimedia kit.

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 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