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Government of Bangladesh

Bangladesh: courses to raise job prospects for the poor in the textiles and building sectors

  • 6 Million
  • Bangladesh
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Bangladesh: courses to raise job prospects for the poor in the textiles and building sectors
Company Name Government of Bangladesh
Funded By Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Country Bangladesh , Southern Asia
Project Value 6 Million
Project Detail

The textiles and construction sectors in Bangladesh are recording high rates of growth, but many poor women and men lack the necessary qualifications for skilled jobs. By 2019, a project jointly financed by Switzerland and the United Kingdom aims to give 110,000 of them better prospects through on-the-job training. The results so far are promising. Bangladesh is a densely populated country with a population of 165 million people, many of whom earn their living in industry. The textile sector in particular is booming, with over 5,500 companies and four million employees: in 2017, Bangladesh was the worlds second biggest textile exporter after China. The industry has proven to have contributed to reducing poverty – even though its history of accidents and poor working and production conditions have repeatedly made headline news. There is a shortage of skilled labour, however: most of the mainly impoverished population have no education whatsoever. This is where the Sudokkho project (Bangla for well trained) comes in, jointly financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the UKs Department for International Development. The implementation is carried out by Palladium, a globally active development organisation, in cooperation with Swisscontact and the British Council. The aim of the project, which runs from 2015 to 2019, is to provide 110,000 poor women and men with initial training courses in the textiles and construction sectors. This is intended to improve their chances of finding skilled jobs – for example as sewing machine operators, painters or carpenters – and thus also their prospects for a higher income. Success through partnership with the private sector To achieve this goal, Sudokkho is working with the private sector. On the one hand, the project supports private providers that offer affordable and high-quality training courses for the target group, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups. On the other hand, it works together with companies from the two high-growth sectors to set up on-the-job training. No fewer than 35 textile companies – including suppliers of well-known European labels – have already begun to invest in the systematic training of their employees. The Sudokkho approach seems to be working, as an overview of the results achieved so far shows. By the summer of 2017, 10,005 graduates from the courses supported by the project had found a job. This total number includes 4,486 female and 339 male sewing machine operators who had undergone in-house training, and 5,180 graduates of courses run by external private-sector providers (including 1,736 women). Thanks to their jobs, they were able to earn additional income totalling GBP 4.26 million.

Sector Labor Migration

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TENSTAR SIMULATION AB

Next Generation Simulation-Based Training System for Optimal Transportation Systems

  • 71,429
  • Sweden
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Next Generation Simulation-Based Training System for Optimal Transportation Systems
Company Name TENSTAR SIMULATION AB
Funded By European union
Country Sweden , Western Europe
Project Value 71,429
Project Detail

Heavy industries such as transport or construction impose strict working conditions in terms of safety, economy and quality, and rely on professional drivers and operators (e.g. for trucks, excavators), with precise skills and manoeuvre expertise. For transport, 47% of EU distribution is by land (70% in the US), and 90% of the world trade is maritime, requiring cranes and guided vehicles for cargo and palletized loading. Due to their mass and cargo, all heavy machines pose the following challenges: work accidents with human casualties and machine damage, excessive fuel consumption and wear and tear by inefficient operating, difficult access to jobs and lack of qualified personnel. Tractor accidents are the leading cause of deaths and disabling injuries on farms. In 2015 employers from 42 countries reported considerably more difficulty recruiting drivers (5th position), while the production/machine operator category entered top 10 in lack of personnel. With 20 years of heavy industry solutions expertise, at TENSTAR SIMULATION AB we are bringing an innovative solution to these problems, by developing the most advanced Simulation Based Training Tool on the market, with unique features and functionalities such as: Virtual Reality, Customized Defined Training through Advanced Data Analytics, Multi-Machine Environment with realistic traffic and operational environments. Our main clients are professional training centres that seek to optimize the time and cost spent on training and to deliver higher qualified workers. We show that our new core skill development and assessment solution will stimulate job creation for women and young people. Our project TENSTAR SIMULATOR V3 builds on our V2 solution which we now successfully commercialize in 6 European and 2 African countries. By bringing our technology beyond the state of the art and increasing our sales force, we aim to expand in the EU and to increase our client portfolio to Latin America and USA.

Sector Transportation

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Company Name TENSTAR SIMULATION AB
Address STOREMYRSVAGEN 2 457 31 TANUMSHEDE Sweden
Web Site http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/210404_en.html

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