On the 18th of July 2023, the BYETS project signed an MoU with the Windy Group. The signing event marks the collaboration for implementing a sustainable workplace-based training system in two RMG factories namely, Hollywood Garments (PVT.) Ltd. and Vintage Garments Limited of the Windy Group. The objective of this collaboration is to enhance factory workforce productivity and establish comprehensive training programs addressing the demand for a skilled workforce.
Through these partnerships, BYETS will support the RMG factories to upskill and reskill workers which will help to improve their overall productivity. The project aims to assist 50 private sector employers to either improve existing workplace-based training (WBT) systems or set up new ones within their enterprises to upskill and reskill 15,000 workers, particularly women.
Implemented by Swisscontact and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, BYET's ultimate goal, is to empower 25,000 youth, including 50% women with improved technical, employability, and entrepreneurial skills and link them with income-generating opportunities. The project will intervene across three sectors- RMG, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Agro Processing (AP) and four divisions-Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, and Rajshahi.