Uttoron organised an inauguration event to commence the operations of Uttoron advanced welding lab. In collaboration with Khulna Shipyard, Uttoron initiated the construction of the advanced welding lab to provide necessary skills to young people with advanced-level training facilities for the first time in Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, there is a need for skilled welders. For the mega projects, Bangladesh hires welders from foreign countries at higher salaries, which results in the loss of job opportunities in mega projects. The advanced welding lab aims to address this issue and provide young people with the necessary skills to compete in the job market.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by distinguished guests of honor, including Zamira Kanapyanova, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Eurasia and Europe, Chevron; Eric M. Walker, President and Managing Director, Chevron Bangladesh; and Commodore M Shamsul Aziz, (L), NGP, psc, BN Managing Director, Khulna Shipyard Limited, Bangladesh Navy. Other dignitaries present at the event were Muhammad Imrul Kabir, Director, Corporate Affairs, Chevron Bangladesh and Mujibul Hasan, Country Director, Swisscontact Bangladesh.
The Uttoron project was launched in 2016, and by 2022, a total of 3380 young people received technical training in Sylhet and Dhaka. The project also established and upgraded the Bholananda Uttoron Technical Training Centre in partnership with Sylhet City Corporation.
The launch of the advanced welding lab in Khulna Shipyard is a significant milestone for Uttoron and its efforts to enhance the technical skills of young people in Bangladesh. With the facility’s establishment, more young people will have access to advanced-level welding training and job opportunities in mega projects.