Technical / vocational training for employment of disadvantaged urban youth

Gandaria, Old Dhaka City
Project Duration: 
UN Habitat, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

The project provides practical training in welding, electrical house wiring, car driving, tailoring and computer skills to 482 unemployed youths and students. The project funds will cover 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 will be provided by HOPE’87 from its ongoing project “Hope Technical Training Centre in Old Dhaka”. This project aims to create employment opportunities for unemployed youth.

Expected Results of this project are:
• Flexible training methodology and upgraded curricula
• Developing and printing 4 separate training modules
• Training 192 youths in computer skills, 90 youths in welding, 90 youths in electric works, 60 youths in driving, 90 youths in carpentry and 90 youths in tailoring
• Trainees will participate in educational exposures and development projects to gain practical experience
• 50 most marginalised youths receiving 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 youths
• A strong and active youth network established to advocate for youth rights and promote mutual cooperation and employment initiatives