AK Khan Foundation and the Underprivileged Children's Educational Programmes (UCEP) Bangladesh have signed an agreement to set up a technical vocational education and training centre in Kalurghat, Chittagong.
The signing ceremony of the deal for the TVET Complex was held at UCEP Bangladesh in the capital yesterday, the national non-governmental organisation said in a statement.
AK Khan Foundation, the philanthropic unit of AK Khan & Company, will support the setting up of the centre.
The TVET Complex will include vocational skills training facilities, where trainings for trainers and other capacity development trainings will be provided along with a four-year diploma in engineering in different subjects.
There will also be living accommodations for students, according to the statement.
UCEP established its first polytechnic institute—UCEP Institute of Science and Technology—in Dhaka in September 2015.
A Matin Chowdhury, chairman of UCEP Bangladesh; Salahuddin Kasem Khan, managing director of AK Khan & Company; Zaki Hasan, chief executive of UCEP Bangladesh, were present at the signing ceremony.
UCEP is serving more than 55,000 children from marginalised communities in eight districts through its 53 general schools and 10 technical schools.