|Name of Award||Work 2 Learn (Dressmann)
|Supported by||Save the Children
|Project Start Date||January 1, 2017
|Project End Date||December 31, 2020
|Project duration||Four years
|Implementing Partner||Social and Economic
|Target Groups||14,080 deprived youth age 16-24 years
|Project location||Gazipur, Savar and Narayanganj under Dhaka Division
|Overall Objective||To empower deprived youth aged above 16 years to 24 years for obtaining decent employment with fair wages/salaries in ready-made garments sector in Bangladesh.
|Specific Objective 1||Increased access to quality and relevant vocational skills development training and employability for the deprived youth aged above 16-24 years in the targeted geographical location.
|Specific Objective 2||Increased parents, community members and industry representatives’ responsiveness in creating an enabling working environment for the deprived youth participation in ready-made garments sector.
|Output 1.1||By 2020, 5,880 deprived youth aged above 16-24 years have acquired pre-qualifications for vocational skills training.
|Output 1.2||By 2020, 4,020 deprived youth aged above16-24 years have acquired market relevant skills through vocational training and apprenticeships/probationary period.
|Output 2.1||By 2020, 10,820 parents and community members are capacitated on child rights, benefit of vocational training, decent job and negative impact of early marriage and hazardous job and apply them effectively.
|Output 2.2||By 2020, at least 25 suppliers have adopted Work2Learn model and created apprenticeship for the graduates.
|Community Mobilization|| • Awareness raising for parents and community through meeting, face to face dialogue and workshops
• Campaign initiatives
• Leaflet distribution and miking
• Motivation about the importance of technical training
• Learner selection
|Pre-technical education|| • Pre requisite for vocational training
• 8 community based learning centers
• 3 months course on literacy, numeracy, life skills and communicative English
|Vocational skill training||
• Two vocational training centers, one at Gazipur and one at Narayanganj
• Four mobile vocational training centers at Kalampur, Ashulia, Tongi and Mawna
• 3 months vocational skill training on
• industrial sewing operation (woven)
• industrial sewing operation (Denim)
• industrial sewing operation (Jersey)
• industrial sewing operation (Lingerie) and
• automatic knitting operation
• Expert instructors to conduct training
• Training for 2 shifts in a day for 4 hours for 5 days in a week
• Monthly and final assessment
• Certificate giving ceremony
• Teaching training materials and uniform
|Apprenticeship and Job placement|| • Formal Sector Companies (Dressmann suppliers/Accord listed factories)
• Partnership agreement between Save the Children, SEEP, factories and Dressmann
• As per Labour Law and Wage policy of the Country
• Readymade Garments Sector
• Apprenticeship/probationary period for youth under 18 years
• Welcome and reception sessions to the graduates before they join to the job
• Organizing job fairs
• Follow up with graduates
|Employability skills training to youth|| • Positive Self-Concept
• Social Skills
• Communication Skills
• Higher-Order Thinking
• Job Search Skills and
• Occupational Health and Safety
|Entrepreneurship|| • Youth Entrepreneurship Development
• 3 days training on costing, product design, business selection, savings and cost benefit analysis.
• Support the youths to link them with microfinance institutions, either government or non-government, to procure initial capital, and support them in launching their business.
|Awareness building for supplier factory representatives|| • Partnerships with suppliers of Dressmann
• Meeting and workshop with suppliers to create awareness on the Work2Learn model.
• Factory visits
• Training for mid-level managers of factories on child rights business principle (CRBP)
|Female leadership incubator|| • Identify and engage with 1,000 young women
• Develop curriculum for responsible leadership training
• Special responsible leadership training for the top 10% of female youth
• Place them in different tier of management position in the RMG sector
• Mentorship to the female through engagement of corporate volunteers and aware them on gender sensitivity.