Skills for Decent Employment (SDE), Bangladesh
The Apprenticeship programme equips apprentices with on-the-job practical skills under real working conditions. The programme was initiated in the year 2016 with an aim to deliver 340,200 quality apprentices to the country's economy between 2019 to 2023. This initiative aims at reducing youth unemployment significantly as well as generating a more skilled labor force. Apprenticeship gives potential access to full-time employment for semi-skilled and unskilled youth. a2i is the lead entity of this commitment and the Government of Bangladesh provides the main source of financing here.