Background of Sudokkho

Sudokkho is a 7-year skill training and employment programme, funded by DFID and SDC and implemented by Palladium in a consortium with Swisscontact and the British Council. The programme seeks to test and scale-up market-driven, quality skills training systems within the Readymade Garments (RMG) and Construction sectors that will stimulate further investment in training by trainees, private training providers and employers. The programme’s target is that 110,000 poor people, including women and disadvantage populations, will earn increased income in skilled or semiskilled jobs after successful completion of training.

The programme supports Private Training Providers (PTPs) and Industry-based training initiatives (supply-side stimulation) and raises awareness about the value of skills development among the trainees and industry (demand-side stimulation).

Sudokkho builds upon the TVET reform agenda in coordination with the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) of the Ministry of Education (MoE). The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) supports initiatives that facilitate greater involvement of the private sector to ensure skills training is relevant and of high quality, thereby increasing post-training employment opportunities, as stipulated in the National Skills Development Policy 2011. Sudokkho also supports Industry Skills Councils (ISC) in the concerned sectors, strengthening their institutional capacity and key functions. In addition, the programme works with training consultancy service providers (TCSP) at national level, for sustainable long-term skills development services.

Objectives of the Assignment

Sudokkho has been providing technical assistance to Private Training Providers (PTP) in Bangladesh for developing training curriculums and training programs; which enables PTPs to produce skilled graduates ready to work in the Readymade Garments (RMG) and Construction sectors. In this context, Sudokkho seeks to engage a service provider (research/consultancy firm) to complete the activities:

2.1 Map potential RMG factories and Construction companies or businesses who are willing to source semi-skilled workers in various RMG and construction related occupations (Sewing Machine Operators, electrician, mason, plumber, rod bender, welder etc.).

2.2 Facilitate PTPs to supply semi-skilled workers to RMG and Construction industry by establishing linkage with construction sub-contractors and RMG factories.

2.3 Develop capacity of PTP management for enabling them to establish linkage with RMG factories and construction sub-contractors and conduct training need assessment of RMG factories

2.4 Monitor, manage and report the results of linkages between PTPs and employers

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