|Published : 19 Oct 2016, 20:53:29|
Vocational training makes dropout youths self-reliant in N-region
RANGPUR, Oct 19 (BSS): Vocational training and education turned 1,425 dropped out youths aged between 15 and 22 years self-reliant in 29 upazilas of Rangpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha and Nilphamari districts during the past two years.
The information was disclosed at the 'Sharing, learning and networking meeting' on 'Making the market work for youths with vocational education and training in the informal sector' held at Begum Rokeya auditorium here today.
The 'Professional Opportunity for Food Security-Vocational Education Training (PROOFS-VET) Project organised the event with assistance of ICCO Cooperation to focus on achievements of the two-year term project to be completed by this month end.
Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar as the chief guest attended the occasion presided over by Filed Team Leader of PROOFS-VET Project Nazrul Ghani.
Project Manager of PROOFS and Country representative of ICCO Cooperation Teerssa Schmelzer and Head of Programme Coordination of RDRS Bangladesh Monjushree Saha were present as the special guests.
Principal of Rangpur Technical School and College Engineer Anwar Hossen delivered keynote presentation styled 'How VET is useful to rural youths, particularly girls and people with disability, and how they could be supported going forward?'
Teerssa Schmelzer discussed her reflection on VET in turning the dropped out rural youths into human resources to make them self-reliant through income generations and employments.
Principals Atiqur Rahman of Gaibandha Technical Training Institute, Jomidar Rahman of Kurigram Technical School and College and Arobina Kumar Bardhon of Nilphamari Technical School and College took part as panel discussants.