Uttoron organises a phase-II launch event

Uttoron- Skills for better life, funded by Chevron and implemented by Swisscontact organised an event on 11 December 2019 at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka to launch the second phase of its project.

The event titled as “Continuing the Momentum: Launch of Uttoron phase-II” had Dr. Mollah Jalal Uddin ndc, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment on behalf of K M Ali Azam, Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment as the chief guest. Additionally, as special guests, Earl R Miller, United States Ambassador for Bangladesh, Neil Menzies, President, Chevron Bangladesh, Ismail Chowdhury, Director- Corporate Affairs, Chevron Bangladesh, Manish Pandey, Director-South Asia, Swisscontact and Anirban Bhowmik, Country Director, Swisscontact Bangladesh attended.

Dr. Mollah Jalal Uddin ndc, while announcing the launch  of Uttoron phase–II spoke of Uttoron’s success and achievements and said, “More projects like Uttoron, which ensures increased female participation, utilises innovative mechanisms such as boot camps and a well-developed trainee selection process, putting high emphasis on post-training employment and engaging stakeholders in every step, is needed in our country."

Uttoron-Skills for better life Phase-I was a three-year skills development project, which commenced its journey in August 2016 with an aim to enhance employment opportunities for 1,400 community members in Sylhet, Moulavi Bazar and Habiganj districts.

Phase-II of the project will also be a three-year (2019 – 2022) project which aims to enhance the skills and employability of community youths in Sylhet and Dhaka division, while generating sustainable provisions for skills training near Bibiyana area, and creating opportunities of advanced welding training for youths in Bangladesh.