First four batches of the motivational workshop were held at Sylhet for 129 youth from 31st July to 3rd August. The selection of the participants for the motivational workshop followed an elaborated process. Seven days prior to the training, promotional campaign to inform the community people was carried on. People were informed about the registration camp, date and venue through micing, leaflets, posters, banners, docu-drama show and union parishad members.
Preliminary registration camps were organized at four union parishad of Sylhet. Youth then rounded up in the registration camps and registered for training. Through pre-selected criteria, the registrations were scanned and selected youth were given a yes card to attend the motivational workshop.
The two-day long motivational workshop included interactive sessions to raise motivation of the potential trainees and to assess their level of motivation for skills training. The participants were informed about the opportunities and benefits of different trades and were given the opportunity to choose their preferred trade from a set of offered trades. Youth having the right aspiration for skills training will be finally selected for skills training on their preferred trades. A certificate of participation was handed over to each of the participants of the workshop.
Ms. Dilruba Shaheena, Assistant Executive Project Director (Deputy Chief) and Mr. Md. Hamidur Rashid FM Specialist of Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by Ministry of Finance, visited the registration camp and motivational workshop. Mr. Zulfikar Ahmed Chowdhury, Manager- Field Community Engagement of Chevron was also present. Throughout the month, more such registration camps and motivational workshops will be held for the youth of Habiganj and Moulvibazar.
Uttoron- skills for better life is a three-year project which aims to create gainful employment opportunities for 1400 community members of three districts in Bangladesh (Sylhet, Habiganj and Moulvibazar). The project intends to support community members to qualify for industry-driven trainings, positioning them for new or improved employment opportunities. Uttoron’s adaptive approach of promoting community-based trainings focused on suitable employment opportunities will encourage women and minority (ethnic or religious) community members to participate.