EU to focus on education, skill development for youth

European Union (EU)’s future development partnership with Bangladesh will largely be focused on the development of skills and education among the youth, said EU Ambassador in Bangladesh, William Hanna.

Hanna was addressing the Certificate Presentation Ceremony to the apprentices trained under the TVET project,  organised by the project’s lead agency International Labour Organisation (ILO) at a city hotel on Saturday.

Referring to the success of the EU-assisted Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project in the country, he said the TVET was a very good example where the government, different organisations from the private sector and international development partners worked together to achieve good results.

HannaHanna said “Young people are the future, where we see other parts blocked.”

“EU will continue its development partnership and it will prioritise skills and eduction,” he added.

Since the inception of the project five and a half years back, about 6,000 young people were given the training over the last two years and 96.6 percent of them have got jobs, said the organisers.

The programme was also addressed by ILO country representative in Bangladesh Srinivas B Reddy.