United State-based energy corporation Chevron has funded a project for skilled youth workforce development in Sylhet through vocational training in the line with sustainable development goals of the country.
Swisscontact will corporate SCC to establish a training institute under the ‘Uttoron’ project following the skill development policy, according to agreement signed on Tuesday.
The training facility will have an initial capacity to provide training to 1,200 youths annually on four industry-demanded trades of electrical installation and maintenance, welding, plumbing pipe fitting, and housekeeping.
Mayor Ariful Haque said the only way to encounter the future challenges by creating a more skilled workforce, providing appropriate training to youths meet the market's ever-changing demands.
He expressed his gratitude to Chevron and Swisscontact for making possible such an important initiative.
Chevron’s Eric M Walker said the training facility will provide a platform to kick-start the technical and vocational careers of thousands of aspirational youths for sustainable improvement of their livelihood.
Officials informed that some 60.7 million people are employed while 1.3 million new workforces injected to the economy.