24 teachers, trainers complete technical education board’s training
Some 24 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) teachers and trainers, who are all level 4 qualified trainers and assessors from all over Bangladesh, have completed the month-long training under a programme developed by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB).
The BTEB developed the competency standards for Level 5 with the support by the ILO Skills 21 project, which is funded by the European Union.
Eventually, these trained master trainers will train another 180 teachers and trainers next year, according to a statement from the Dhaka office of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
These training courses will produce a pool of trained master trainers to educate and upskill TVET students.
The residential training started on March 14 and ended today and the skills assessment will take place on tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.
In the closing session of this training, Md Kamal Hossain, secretary to the Technical and Madrasa Education Division (TMED) under the Education Ministry, said in order to modernise the TVET system, the government prioritises the transformation of the traditional TVET system.
Contributing to the whole-of-system quality upgrade of the Bangladeshi TVET system, the ILO EU funded Skills 21 project has trained 2,800 trainers and assessors in order to raise their professional qualifications level.
Tuomo Poutiainen, country director of the ILO, said master trainers will play a key role in increasing the number of qualified TVET trainers in Bangladesh to build a modern and contemporary TVET system for the country.
He also confirmed that ILO will continue to support the government of Bangladesh through developing additional qualification packages and supporting the alignment of TVET curriculum.