Uttoron is a skills development program that aims to create gainful employment opportunities for 1,400 community members in three eastern districts of Bangladesh (Sylhet, Moulavibazar and Habiganj). The program will support community members to qualify for industry-driven trainings, positioning them for new or improved employment opportunities. On receiving market-valued skills and rewarding jobs, these community members will have the opportunity to increase their income and improve their living standards.
Uttoron will work with community members to raise their awareness on the benefits of participating in industry-oriented trainings. With Uttoron’s support, interested community members will receive training on pre-vocational qualifications and various soft skills. A combination of technical and workplace-oriented trainings will prepare the community members for jobs in regional and national industries. Under the program, they will be supported in their acquisition of a higher skill set and gain access to formal trainings offered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) - financed ‘Skills for Employment Investment Programme (SEIP)’. Uttoron’s adaptive approach of promoting community-based trainings focused on formal employment and self-employment opportunities will encourage women and minority (ethnic or religious) community members to participate.
The three-year programme is funded by Chevron under the Bangladesh Partnership Initiative (BPI) and implemented by Swisscontact.
2016 - 2019
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
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