In cooperation with the Bangladesh Rural Development Commission (BRAC), Microsoft recently launched a new pilot project in Bangladesh to provide high-quality training courses in graphic design, electrical installation and maintenance. Founded in 1972, BRAC is dedicated to creating more opportunities to transform people’s lives and now covers 11 countries and regions in Asia and Africa.
BRAC has developed a number of successful programs and has been ranked as one of the world’s top non-governmental organizations for the past four years. One third of Bangladesh’s population is between the ages of 10 and 24, and 2.2 million young people join the workforce each year. The RAC began its skills development programme a few years ago to develop highly qualified and available skills and to help them find work after training.
BraC Skills Development Program, supported by Microsoft Community Training in India, plans to launch a pilot project in Bangladesh. Individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 (students, IT instructors, administrators) can participate in the training. If this pilot project is successful, BRAC will expand more projects in the future.