Uttoron, a Chevron-funded skills development project organised an event to launch the second phase of its project on Friday at capital's Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.
The event was titled "Continuing the Momentum: Launch of Uttoron phase-II", where KM Ali Azam, secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment was present as the Chief Guest.
Phase-II of the project will be a three-year (2019 – 2022) project that aimed at enhancing the skills of youths living in Sylhet and Dhaka division, while generating sustainable provisions for skills training near Bibiyana area.
The project will support 2,000 community youths to acquire skills on receiving market-valued skills and rewarding jobs, they will have the opportunity to increase their income and improve their and families' living standards.
KM Ali Azam while announcing the launch of Uttoron Phase-II said, "More projects like Uttoron is needed in our country to increase female participation, utilise innovative mechanisms like boot camps and a well-developed trainee selection process."
Its Phase-I was also a three-year skills project, which started in August 2016 with an aim to enhance employment opportunities for 1,400 members in Sylhet, Moulavi Bazar and Habiganj districts.