Sudokkho creates strong, inclusive private sector training markets for the RMG and construction sectors.Working with industry partners and private training providers, the programme seeks to facilitate the training of more than 100,000 people from disadvantaged groups, including women and the extreme poor.

SECTORS

Ready Made Garments (RMG) Ready Made Garments (RMG)
The Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector employs more than 4 million people in Bangladesh and is key to the country’s economic success. Generating more than 75% of export earnings, the government of Bangladesh has identified growth in the RMG sector as vital to achieving its aim of reaching middle-income status by 2021.
Construction Construction
The construction industry is growing rapidly in Bangladesh, with annual employment growth of 13.5%, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. It is also creating substantial demand for skilled workers, with an estimated 50% of all positions in the next five years expected to be in skilled and semi-skilled roles.

PROGRAMME

Private Training Providers (PTP) Private Training Providers (PTP)
Sudokkho works with Private Training Providers to support the provision of short skills training courses, giving people the opportunity to enter skilled or semi-skilled work.
Industry-Based Training (IBT) Industry-Based Training (IBT)
Sudokkho works together with private sector employers to develop skills training systems that allow existing or new employees to acquire the skills that lead to employment in higher valued semi-skilled or skilled jobs
Industry Skills Councils Industry Skills Councils
The Construction Industry Skills Council (CISC) exists to provide specific advice on occupations and skills in demand and to identify key skills priorities in the construction industry.

NEWS

Experience Sharing Workshop with IBT partners and their supplier factories 14th Dec 2017

Sudokkho organised an experience sharing workshop with Debenhams on 14th December 2017 at BRAC CDM Khagan, Savar. Seven supplier factories of Debenhams attended the workshop and another five potential factories were invited as observers to learn about the training system. Trained operators, trainers, supervisors, assessors and management officials represented each factory. RBC, the training consultancy…

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Construction Sector Skills Strategy Consultation & Validation Workshop

Construction Industry Skills Council (CISC) organized a consultation workshop on the construction sector skills strategies on 13 December 2017. Sudokkho has been providing financial and technical support to CISC in this regard. The objective of the workshop was to disseminate the strategies among the construction sector stakeholders. Engr. Shafiqul Alam Bhuiyan, the Chairperson of CISC…

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Experience Sharing Workshop with IBT partners and their supplier factories, 12th Dec 2017

Sudokkho organised an experience sharing workshop with its IBT-RMG partners on 12th December 2017 at BRAC-CDM, Rajendrapur. A total of seven factories, from three IBT partners, participated in the workshop. The implementation of the training system is ongoing in all these factories. Trained sewing machine operators, trainers, supervisors, assessors and management officials represented each factory.…

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Successful completion of the ToT for Berger Training Programme

A 5-day Training of Trainers for Berger Training Programme has recently been conducted by international consultant Mr. Graham Charles Wellsted and Project Officer of Sudokkho Mr. Tasfin Aziz. The Training Programme took place from 29 October to 02 November 2017 at Amin Technical Training Centre premises. A total of six instructors have been trained and…

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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon visits Sudokkho programme

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign Office Minister for the Commonwealth and the United Nations paid visit to Bangladesh to reinforce UK-Bangladesh relations in early August. On 7 August 2017, he visited one of our industry-based readymade garments factories in Dhaka. He was accompanied by his private secretary Helen Walker-Fleming and Tom Wintle, Deputy Director:Policy, 2018 Commonwealth…

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Sudokkho partnered with 11 new private training providers

In response to an expression of interest (EoI) published in February 2017, a total of 43 institutions applied to partner with Sudokkho as private training providers (PTP) for both readymade and/or construction skills training. A three members’ committee including a representative from the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) initially screened the applications and recommended 22…

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David Cameron visits one of the IBT partners of Sudokkho

Former British prime minister, David Cameron, during his short visit to Bangladesh last week, visited a readymade garments factory that is partnered with Sudokkho. Mr Cameron went to Urmi Garments Ltd in Tejgaon, Dhaka on 27 April 2017 to see one of Sudokkho’s industry-based training projects. Sudokkho provides technical assistance to develop the in-factory training…

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Swiss parliamentary delegation’s visit to Sudokkho

On 3 April 2017, a Swiss parliamentary delegation, led by Ms Margret Kiener Nellen, Swiss National Council Member, who were in Dhaka to attend the Inter-Parliamentary Union meetings, visited a readymade garments factory in Dhaka EPZ. The delegation of nine members was accompanied by Ms Beate K Elsässer, Director of Cooperation and Deputy Head of…

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Brainstorming Meeting on Industry Based Training System in Construction Sector

On 28 November 2016, Sudokkho organised a brainstorming meeting with its stakeholders representing the government, development partners, industry-input supplies, industry-contractors, industry-developers, and skills training providers to explore points of access for Sudokkho to promote Industry Based Training (IBT) systems within the construction sector. It is very crucial to understand the situation on the ground within…

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Capacity Building Workshop on Skills Development in the Construction Sector

Construction Industry Skills Council (CISC) and Sudokkho in cooperation with the NSDC Secretariat organised a ‘Capacity Building Workshop on Skills Development in the Construction Sector’ on 3 November 2016. Distinguished guests from NSDC Secretariat, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB), development partners and associations of the Construction Industry Skills Council (CISC)…

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Strengthening the association between Sudokkho and CISC

Sudokkho has been trying to build the capacity of the Construction Industry Skills Councils (CISC) from 2014 and got its registration in February 2016. To strengthen the CISC, Sudokkho has supported to develop a business plan. To carry out the current activities of CISC, a signing ceremony on the scope of cooperation between Sudokkho and…

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