Uttoron, in collaboration with the national daily The Daily Star, recently organized a roundtable on the challenges and possibilities in the skills development sector of Bangladesh. The discussion involved dignatories, including government officials, economists, International Labour Organization (ILO) officials and private sector experts, who shared their thoughts on the present scenario and the upcoming future of skills development sector.
The event aimed to create awareness and provide a platform for experts to share their ideas. The valuable insights shared are expected to pave the way for future growth and development in the skills development sector of Bangladesh.
The research work commissioned to South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) by Uttoron project was the basis for the discussion. Dr Sayema Haque Bidisha, Research Director at SANEM and Professor at the University of Dhaka, delivered the keynote presentation. While Dr Atonu Rabbani, Professor at the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University; Dr Md. Abdul Karim, Executive Director, UCEP and Former Principal Secretary, Government of Bangladesh (GoB); Farooq Ahmed, Secretary General and CEO, Bangladesh Employers' Federation; Barrister Md. Sameer Sattar, President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Ligaya Dumaoang, TVET and Skills Development Specialist of ILO participated in a thought-provoking panel discussion.
Uttoron- Skills for better life project, which began in 2016, has been instrumental in providing technical training to 3380 young individuals in Bangladesh's Sylhet and Dhaka areas. The project also upgraded the Bholananda Uttoron Training Center in partnership with Sylhet City Corporation and built an advanced welding lab at Khulna Shipyard.