The Nation’s Children

The return of Bangabondu and the promise of a better tomorrow

The war had ended in December of 1971, and it had changed everything.

Nineteen Seventy Two

Nothing would be right until the leader of the Liberation War returned, and now people awaited anxiously. It wouldn’t be until a clear day in January of 1972 when their hopes were vindicated. Bangabondu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had returned, and when he stepped off the plane and was greeted by the crowds below, the rest of the world seemed to disappear around them.

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Achieving Growth Goals

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 26th May 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Migrant Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia continue to have trouble obtaining legal status. Increased investment in girls to have large impact on nation’s growth. Projects to create jobs and create sustainable growth seem to be working. Environmental protection lacking elsewhere, but slow progress is being made.

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Old Work New Light

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 19th May 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…coverage on the plight of domestic workers. Training for individuals with physical disabilities takes the spotlight in labour and training talks. Increasing availability of electricity due to renewable energy, and organic farming practices help develop rural areas in long-lasting ways.

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Transitions: To Work

It is clear that continued education and skills training offer better futures for youth as they enter into the workforce.

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and the International Labour Organisation define youth as those aged 15-24.   As seen in the last post, youth face challenges even when they boast strong skills or high educational attainment.

Moving towards the other end of the spectrum, it is also important to consider what the experience is like for employers as these youths enter the workplace. As Bangladesh looks to take advantage of the demographic dividend, are the incoming youth workers trained well enough to take on such a task, or are their skills lacking?

Subsequently, how do employers have to accommodate under-experienced and sometimes ill equipped youth, or do they think youth are equipped with the right skills?

In this post, we explore skills training and what can be done to improve the experience of employers as they welcome an influx of new workers over the coming years.

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Careers in Leather

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 12th May 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…More opportunities for training in schools and while at work. Government programmes to support skills training across the country. Workplace safety has improved since 2013. Chittagong beekeepers strike liquid gold.

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Skills Produces Growth

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 5th May 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Bangladesh’s growth projections look optimistic, even if they come with attached concerns. Reports revealed that skills training and a better work environment could greatly improve Bangladesh’s standing as a regional leader on garments. Oil price drops reduce remittance flow back to Bangladesh. Row in Chittagong slows water transport cargo movement.

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