Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
BGS started the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program realizing the needs of the unemployed youths of Bangladesh. It believed that skills training can be a reliable way of employment generation for the unemployed youths. The school dropped and jobless youths are treated as burden for families without any income. But BGS realized these unemployed youth can be source of income for their families if they were developed as skilled manpower. With this understanding BGS initiated the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Program in 1994.
Since then, it has been continually implementing skills development training projects with the financial support from national and international organizations like: BMZ, European Union (EU), GIZ, DKA Austria, Die Licht Bruecke (DLB)-Germany, ECHO-USA, Ministry of Finance through Social Development Foundation (SDF), Maxwell Stamp through Chars Livelihood Programme (CLP) and Palli Karma Sohayak Foundation (PKSF), Swiss Contact, Reaching Out School Children (ROSC), DPE under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) and Save the Children.
Currently the organization is implementing different TVET projects in the districts of Cox’s Bazar, Tangail, Rangpur, Sirajgonj, Bogra and Kishoregonj by establishing 3 residential training centers in own land it has been also operating 10 mobile training centers which moves different districts in Bangladesh based on demand and availability of fund. There are 110 staff members including instructors and management staffs who are actively involved in operating the ongoing projects. From beginning to October the last we provided skills training to the 21500 unemployed youths of poor families and among them 90% provided job.