Unlocking the potential of a skilled Bangladesh

Two out of every five young people are not in employment, education or training.

Young people in Bangladesh face a precarious future, despite living in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. A third of Bangladesh’s population is 10-24 years old and 2.2 million young people enter its workforce every year. Three out of every four business leaders report that skilled workers are scarce, while approximately ten million young people are currently unemployed or underemployed.

We offer quality training to people from all backgrounds, with special focus on women and marginalised groups. We link graduates with decent work opportunities in growth sectors. We work both in formal and informal sectors. We identify occupations in high demand and skills in short supply in partnership with market actors and employers. We offer technical vocational training, enterprise and institution-based apprenticeships, entrepreneurship and enterprise development, aligned with the National Skills Development Policy. We strengthen market value chains and improve working conditions.

26,040 people were equipped with skills

95% of our learners secure jobs after graduation

50% of our learners are female

Hands-on apprenticeships in small enterprises and institution based training.

Supporting entrepreneurs and improving working conditions with enterprises.

Supporting to build the capacity of the skills sector in Bangladesh.

Skills for jobs
Training for decent jobs in growth sectors, focusing on disadvantaged groups and labour migrants.

Market development
Supporting entrepreneurs, improving working conditions with micro, small and medium enterprises and strengthening value chains.

Skills sector development
Developing business and management capacity through public-private partnerships and technical consulting.


Closing market gaps
High demand occupations in growth sectors in Bangladesh and abroad


Work-ready skills
Quality hands-on training designed and conducted by experts


Market-ready skills
Soft skills, life skills, social issues, labour rights and safety


Increasing productivity
Capacity development and encouraging decent work standards


Assessed and certified
Graduates get certified under the National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework


Industry linkage
Connecting graduates with employers offering better jobs

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Bangladesh/Headquarters: BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212.
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