ABSTRACTSchool dropout rate in Bangladesh is estimated to be about 40 per cent at the secondary level. The majority of the dropouts is most likely to remain unemployed or, if employed, engaged in low paying and hazardous work in the informal sector. With the aim of producing a well-trained and empowered youths, BRAC initiated ‘Skills Training for Advancing Resources (STAR)’ programme in 2012. The programme provides onthe- job and classroom training in various informal trades to .......

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  • Writer Name Rehnuma Rahman Atiya Rahman Zion Rabbi Samadder Abdul Bayes
  • Published Date Thursday, 02 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY BRAC initiated ‘Skills Training for Advancing Resources (STAR)’ as a pilot project in 2012 with the aim of providing skill development opportunities to urban youth for securing better employment. Several rounds of quantitative and qualitative data were collected in the years 2012 and 2013 to assess whether the pilot project was able to achieve its goal and also to identify its strengths/weaknesses. Quantitative findings indicate strong positive impact of the project on .......

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  • Writer Name Anindita Bhattacharjee and Md. Kamruzzaman
  • Published Date Monday, 28 November 2016
  • Country Bangladesh