The Building Youth Employability Through Skills (BYETS) project takes a significant leap towards digitalisation with the successful launch of its Management Information System (MIS), marking a pivotal moment in project evolution. The two-day event, held on December 20th and December 23rd, 2023, focused on orienting five partnered Consultancy Service Providers (CSPs) and twelve Training Service Providers (TSPs) on operating MIS and its guidelines.
The primary objective of the event was to empower our partners with a comprehensive understanding of the MIS, ensuring better understanding and effective handling of the system. This strategic move towards digitalisation equips project staff with instantaneous, real-time insights into overall project progress and target achievements. Not only does this mitigate the risk of human errors during data entry, but it also ensures the timely submission of reports, upholding data quality standards.
The digitalisation of the monitoring system facilitates seamless communication between project members and partners, significantly reducing bureaucratic hurdles within organisations. This transformation not only enhances efficiency but also marks a significant step towards a more streamlined and effective project management approach. Furthermore, the BYETS project has placed a strong emphasis on integrating and promoting environmental responsibility at every stage of its activities. The efficient utilisation of the MIS is anticipated to result in a substantial reduction in paper usage, thereby contributing to an overall positive environmental impact.
BYETS project is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) and implemented by Swisscontact. It aims to support 20 TSPs and enrol 10,000 youths in market-driven training in two key sectors, namely Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Agro Processing (AP), across Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, and Rajshahi divisions. Simultaneously, the project will provide workplace-based training (WBT) by partnering with 50 employers to upskill 15,000 workers in the AP and Readymade Garments (RMG) sectors.