“I attended a job fair for the first time in my life, but it was not a typical job fair for university graduates. This one was for people with technical skills.
I was in secondary school last year, when my college closed due to COVID-19. To reduce the financial burden, my father got me married. I wanted to work to support my new family. I took a month-long sewing machine operation course and then attended a job fair at Savar, arranged by BRAC, from where I got a job as a sewing machine operator in one of the garment factories.”
2,000 people like Suchona Das have received sewing machine operation training from BRAC’s one stop service centres. BRAC arranges job fairs for these graduates, where they can then meet representatives from apparel factories. 90% of graduates secure jobs through these fairs.