Sudokkho ( Sudokkho )


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About Sudokkho

Sudokkho is a five-year skills training and employment programme in Bangladesh funded by UK aid and SDC and implemented by Palladium, in consortium with Swisscontact and British Council in cooperation with the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Bangladesh.

Sudokkho’s objective is to reduce poverty through better training and job opportunities for the poor. For this, Sudokkho contributes to a stronger and more inclusive private sector training market creating better job opportunities for the poor.

The programme tests 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.

Sudokkho aims to ensure employment of 100,000 poor people, including women and disadvantaged populations, after successful completion of training through its partnerships with privately owned training service providers (PTPs) and industry-based training (IBT) initiatives.

The programme supports private training providers (PTPs) and industry-based training (IBT) initiatives (supply-side stimulation), and raises awareness about the value of skills development among the trainees and industry (demand-side stimulation). Additionally, it also supports industry skills councils, supports the development of skills training packages that meets the occupational standards of the industry; and supports capacity building of national training consultancy service providers (TCSP) to sustain a long-term development process

Sudokkho targets two sectors with high growth potential and ability to absorb large numbers of poor people in skilled and semi-skilled jobs:

RMG (Readymade Garments)
Construction (of houses and buildings) including selected input supply sectors

Sudokkho builds upon the TVET reform agenda of Bangladesh 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.

Management of Sudokkho

Directorate of Technical Education

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) is one of the government agencies of human resource development (HRD) of the country in Technical and Vocational Education. The DTE was established in 1960 with five technical education institutions. At present this number has reached to 128. Other than this one hundred and twenty eight technical education institutions, Government extended supports to 1100 private SSC Vocational schools, 500 HSC Business Management Colleges, 35 basic trade link schools and 300 self supported private skill development training centers of the country. About six thousand officers, teachers and support staff are working under this organization.The role of the Directorate of Technical Education is to maintain, enhance the standard, quality of technical education by laying the policies, establishing development Govt. Institutions, guiding, supervising the aided, and government institutions, interacting with industry and national level institutions, coordinating with other departments of Government.

Erling Petersen, Team Leader

Erling Pertersen is an experienced trainer and lecturer within the fields of management, project planning and management, team building, interpersonal skills, communication, project cycle management (PCM) and logical framework analysis (LFA). He has extensive experience as Project Manager, Team Leader/CoP, Planning and Management Consultant and Trainer for major donors like EU, GTZ, SIDA, Irish Aid, DFID, IFC/World Bank, MCA/MCC and Danida. He has worked in countries like Denmark, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Egypt, Eritrea, Swaziland, Leshoto, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Vietnam, Gambia, South Sudan.

Contact Address

House:5, Raod: 10, Baridhara D/A, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.