Technical / vocational training for employment of disadvantaged urban youth

Country: 
Bangladesh
Region: 
Gandaria, Old Dhaka City
Project Duration: 
01/10/2010
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
UN Habitat, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

The project provided practical training in welding, electrical house wiring, car driving, tailoring and computer skills to 482 unemployed youth and students. The project funds covered the running costs and trainers’ salary of the Training Centre, which was set up with the financial support of the European Commission and the Austrian Government in the year 2001. Necessary training equipment, machinery and furniture were provided by HOPE’87 from its project “Hope Technical Training Centre in Old Dhaka”. This project aimed at creating employment opportunities for unemployed youth.

The results of this project were:

Flexible training methodology and upgraded curricula

Developing and printing 4 separate training modules

Training 192 youth in computer skills, 90 youth in welding, 90 youth in electric works, 60 youth in driving, 90 youth in carpentry and 90 youth in tailoring

Trainees participated in educational exposures and development projects to gain practical experience

50 most marginalised youth received seed money to start self-employment activities

Organisation of workshops with the representatives of different Ministries, relevant public and private stakeholders/companies motivated for employment of skilled youth

A strong and active youth network was established to advocate for youth rights and promote mutual cooperation and employment initiatives