Assessment of formal and informal apprenticeship in Bangladesh

Looks at apprenticeship structures within four (4) business sectors: Leather and leather goods; transport equipment (shipbuilding and bicycle manufacture); agro-food processing; information technology (IT).

In the ‘best practices’ research, it has been found that most often the success of a skills development program will depend on the amount of funding that it is able to leverage (i.e. from NGOs and donor funding, from government ministries, and/or the private sector); and that for these programs to be self-sustaining, inputs from all sectors and stakeholder groups must be incorporated into a consolidated and reliable network of program actors and beneficiaries. Funding must come from the state and the private sector. NGOs will be better able to leverage these agreements in implementing structured, market focused SDT programs which compliment the overall structure of institutional and policy frameworks. Within these frameworks, programs can be extended to informal economy actors in broadening the scope by enhancing the system of skills training to reach further segments of society.