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Issues and Challenges

The greatest skills challenge for Bangladesh can be characterized as the absence of linkages between training institutions and the skills required by enterprises.  This is attributed to inadequate policy level support for the upgrading of the current vocational training programme. The globalization of business and trade necessitates that working age adults are equipped with basic skills and up-to-date technical and vocational competencies. With global competition very high, Bangladesh’s technical labour force does not possess the skills to work with advanced technology. The sizeable demand for these types of skills cannot be met in the context of the current labour market. Read more...

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