Twelve senior government officials from the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) and Technical Training Centers (TTC) will go to South Korea to attend a seven-day training next month.
The training course titled “Leadership Programme for Policymakers and Managers of BEST (Better Employment with Skills Training)” will be conducted in two batches.
Training for the first batch will be held from October 2 to October 8 while the second batch’s training is scheduled for October 9 to October 15.
Speaking at the pre-departure orientation session held at KOICA Bangladesh office on Thursday. County Director of KOICA Young-Ah Doh said Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is one of the priority areas of KOICA.
“KOICA is continuously supporting the development of the skilled human resources of Bangladesh so that Bangladesh can meet the demand of skilled human resources to be a high-income country by 2041,” Doh said.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is supporting this training programme under its BEST project.
The BEST project is being implemented in collaboration with MoEWOE and BMET with a budget of $8.5million for the period of 2018 to 2023.
The project’s main objectives are to support improving the quality of Bangladesh’s TVET, develop capacity of the training providers for quality training delivery, enhance opportunity of employment by developing mid-level technical human resources aligned with Bangladesh’s job market and strengthen institutional capacities of three TTCs namely, Bangla-German TTC, Sylhet TTC and Khulna TTC.
On behalf of KOICA, KPC (Korea Productivity Center) will organize the training including field visits to important sites and offices in Korea for better understanding of Korea’s TVET policy and strategy.