Uttoron is a skills development project that aims to create gainful employment opportunities for 1,400 community members in three eastern districts of Bangladesh (Sylhet, Moulavibazar and Habiganj). The project is supporting community members to qualify for industry-driven trainings and positioning them for new or improved employment opportunities. Through acquiring the market-oriented skills and meaningful jobs, these community members are getting the opportunity to increase their income and improve their living standards.
Uttoron is raising awareness on the benefits of participating in industry-oriented trainings among the targeted community members. Through this project, enthusiast and eligible community members are receiving trainings on pre-vocational qualifications and various soft skills. The trainings are preparing the community members for jobs in regional and national industries. Additionally, through Uttoron, selected candidates are gaining access to formal trainings offered by ‘Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)’ which is being implemented by Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh and financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Uttoron’s adaptive approach for promoting community-based trainings on formal employment and self-employment opportunities highly encourages women and minority (ethnic or religious) community members to participate.
The three-year project is funded by Chevron under the Bangladesh Partnership Initiative (BPI) and being implemented by Swisscontact.
2016 - 2019