85% of employment in Bangladesh is in the informal sector, yet training opportunities in the sector are limited. BRAC’s skills training for advancing resources (STAR) provides a platform for young people to hone their skills, build confidence and take charge of their livelihoods.
Bangladesh’s retail sector is an important contributor to the country’s economic growth. It has significant potential to provide opportunities for career progression for young people - but only if young people can access the relevant skills training. One new project is providing just that, and seeing impressive initial results.
This year’s World Youth Skills Day is about “reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic”. The skill sets for the youth are often changing and just as Bob Dylan had once prophesied, the old road (to development) is rapidly aging, and the new generation is adapting and thriving.
Orientation encourages new employees to learn about their organisation. It builds confidence in new joiners to adapt faster to their roles. As face-to-face onboarding has become a thing of the past due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online onboarding has become the new normal.
Community health workers need to adapt to new platforms to effectively minimise the spread of COVID-19. App-based training could be key to rapidly equip them with necessary training during lockdowns and social distancing.
There are 1.8 billion young people in the world, aged between 10-24 years. Over two-third of this population reside in developing countries, where the impacts of climate change will be nothing short of dire in the near future.