The Skills and Employment Programme Bangladesh (SEP-B) known as Sudokkho stimulates the private sector to deliver skills training sustainably and at scale by supporting:
Sudokkho is a five-year skills training and employment programme in Bangladesh funded by UK aid through its Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)and implemented by Palladium, in consortium with Swisscontact and British Council in cooperation with the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Bangladesh.
Sudokkho tests and scales-up market-driven, quality skills training systems within the readymade garments and construction sectors that will stimulate further investment in training by trainees, private training providers and employers. Sudokkho aims to ensure employment of 65,000 poor people, including women and disadvantaged populations, after successful completion of training through its partnerships with privately owned training service providers (PTPs) and industry-based training (IBT) initiatives. Additionally, it also supports industry skills councils, supports the development of skills training packages that meets the occupational standards of the industry, and supports capacity building of national training consultancy service providers (TCSP) to sustain a long-term development process.
Sudokkho’s objective is to reduce poverty through better training and job opportunities for the poor. For this, Sudokkho contributes to a stronger and more inclusive private sector training market creating better job opportunities for the poor.