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

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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MoU signing between employer and private training provider

With the technical assistance of Sudokkho, Montage Training and Certification arranged a meeting between the industry employers and Montage management on 26 October 2016 at their training centre in Tongi. The meeting ended with the signing of a MoU between RISDA Bangladesh and Montage Training and Certification (MTC) agreeing to recruit 200 house wiring electricians…

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Sudokkho arranged employers’ linkage meetings for the first time!

Sudokkho organised two separate employers’ linkage meetings between its two partners and relevant industry employers on 26 and 27 October 2016. The first meeting took place in Montage Training and Certification (MTC) on 26 October and the second in Mirpur Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) on 27 October. These employment linkage meetings focused on…

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Free online employability skills course is now offered!

A new online course from the British Council and the University of Sheffield can equip you with the skills and techniques to succeed in the global workplace. Learn how to communicate effectively across cultures and build new relationships. See videos from employers globally to gain insights into what they look for in new employees. Get…

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