Bangladesh has a young energetic community, what we need is to fit them into human resources so that they can accelerate the growth momentum of Bangladesh to meet the SDG Goals in 2030. Traditional classroom learning is not enough to compete in this technology-driven world. Vocational and Technical Education in Bangladesh can play an important role in developing and supplying mid-level manpower as per the national and international labour market demand. YPSA firmly believes that youth is the powerhouse of the nation. To promote and facilitate the technical and vocational skills training for the youth from poor and hardcore poor, youth with Indigenous and small occupational classes, Youth with disabilities, Youth from Marginalized/excluded communities, Youth from displaced communities, Youth from High risk & vulnerable group in the Cox’s Bazar district.
So, this time YPSA YES Center jointly working with a2i Innovate for All which is an effective IT-based program. YPSA YES Center is working with this program to improve technical/vocational skills to contribute youth participation to transform Digital Bangladesh and to ensure youth economic empowerment and skills under the Improving Skills and Economic Opportunities for the Women and Youth in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (ISEC) project.
Now YPSA YES centre facilitates different vocational and pre-vocational training for the youth who are dropouts, marginalised, vulnerable/excluded groups along persons with disabilities.
On 21 January, 2024, YPSA Inaugurated 3 pre-vocational training course on electric installation and maintenance, tailoring and Dress making, Computer Office Application course with 100 students of Cox’s Bazar district. Besides, YPSA is also planning for different courses in YES Center including the 4IR-based training program in Cox’s Bazar (3D Printing). YPSA will facilitate this course in Cox’s Bazar which skills will help to build a Smart city Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Moreover, YPSA has already facilitated technical and vocational training programs with 15,000 Youths in Cox’s Bazar from different projects and programs who are directly and indirectly involved in many formal/informal jobs and IGA. This ratio about more than 70%.
Mr. Md. Arifur Rahman Chief Executive of YPSA visited 2 Pre-vocational training courses on Computer Office Application course on January 21, 2024 at Azizul Ulom Madrasa and Jamiyatu Imam Muslim Madrasa. This training program is supported by the a2i program of Bangladesh.
Mr. Md. Arifur Rahman said in his motivation speech that the young people of Cox’s Bazar district need to gather knowledge and skills in comparison with the global demand and trends to perform well in their workplaces. The outstanding technological progress is transforming the way we live and work. Hence, technological and digital skills are no longer an option. Meaningful engagement of youth through technical skills can be an effective solution. So he suggested all continue this course and he thanked all to receive the skills training.
This event was anchored by Mr. Yousuf Ali, In Charge of YPSA YES Center, Mr. Mohammed Shahidull Islam, Assistant Director of YPSA and Head of Humanitarian Response and Jishu Barua, Response program coordinator were present during the visit.