Advocacy event organised at Khulna for advanced welding lab and training at Khulna Shipyard 

Upskilling and reskilling, Labour market insertion
04.10.2022
An advocacy event was recently organised in Khulna to inform the district administration, employers, technical training centres and media regarding the advanced welding lab that Uttoron is establishing in Khulna Shipyard Technical Training Centre (KSYTTC).

Uttoron pioneered internationally standardised advanced welding training in partnership with KSYTTC authority. This one-of-a-kind initiative is funded by Chevron through their corporate social responsibility activities. This state-of-the-art modern welding lab aims to provide easy access to advanced-level welding training for youths and develop them as skilled workforce.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Khulna, Md. Moniruzzaman Talukder presided the event as chief guest. In his speech, Mr. Talukder said, "Transforming our population into human resources is very important for us. Many graduates of the conventional education system are not getting job opportunities as per their aspirations, if they receive technical and vocational training after primary and secondary education, chances of getting suitable jobs increase manifolds. Taking less than two percent technically trained population rate to a 20% is a goal of the government. In building skilled manpower National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) is working relentlessly. We can reap the maximum benefit of the current demographic dividend that we are experiencing through such initiatives and create a productive workforce.” 

At the event, the participants share their opinion regarding skilled workforce and related challenges. Stakeholders also enquired about possible avenues to collaborate with Khulna Shipyard and opportunities to work together.

Other distinguished guests of the event were Khondoker Tusherujjaman, Social Investment and Community Engagement Manager, Chevron Bangladesh; Zahir Uddin Mohammed Babur Khan, Deputy Director, Government Affairs, Chevron Bangladesh; Md. Shahidul Islam, Social Investment Adviser, Chevron Bangladesh; representatives from KSYTTC, Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET), Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (BITAC), Khulna Polytechnic, Rocky Dockyard, and Talukder Plastic Industry Ltd.  

Bangladesh
Labour market insertion, Upskilling and reskilling
Uttoron – Skills for better life
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