GENERAL EDUCATION

Contributing to the National Goal of Increasing the Literacy Rate, we provide General Education through 32 schools in 08 regions to poor & underprivileged children, especially those who dropped out of school.

The General Education programme offers schools with flexible shifts to the children so that they may join the courses at their convenient time. The schools are equipped with necessary physical facilities along with qualified and competent teachers to deliver quality education.

UCEP Bangladesh schools have ICT centers for all of their students. UCEP follows the GoB’s textbook and curriculum. In 2020, 16,256 students received education from the schools of UCEP Bangladesh.

Key Highlights:
  • 20,000 student enrollments per year
  • Average Passing Rate (PEC) – 93%
  • Average Passing Rate (JSC) – 90%
  • Average Passing Rate (SSC) – 85%

TVET & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

As a pioneer of the TVET sector we provide demand-driven quality Technical Vocational Education & Training and Skills Development.

UCEP Bangladesh is one of the pioneers in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Bangladesh, working with public and private sector partners, since 1972.

The key focus of TVET and Skill Development program is to provide training which leads to productivity, which in turn leads to economic growth, and Skills Development for employability and for availing Decent Jobs (Skills for Work).

UCEP Bangladesh offers an integrated approach to equip the learner with the required technical and employability skill for efficient productivity and effective management of work in jobs, which are prerequisites to promote any value chain system.

Following the Life-Long-Learning approach, UCEP Bangladesh provides its services through the following interventions:

  • Formal Skills Training
  • Informal apprenticeship Training model for Industry Based Skills Training
  • RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) programme for recognizing prior competences CBT&A (Competency Based Training and Assessment)
  • Level – IV Training for the trainer and assessor
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training for business development Evening Programme for Upskilling and Reskilling Customized Skills Training for Upskilling and Reskilling
  • SSC- Vocational Programme for Grade 8 completers.

DECENT EMPLOYMENT & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Around 90% graduates from our Technical Schools light their dreams up through Decent Work within 06 months of graduation and contributing to the National Goal of Increasing Employment.

Decent Employment & Enterprise Development is the forward linkage programme of TVET and Skills Development programme which includes both wage-employment and self-employment supports to the youth after completing the skills training at UCEP Bangladesh. The programme also has strong linkages with industries and enterprises to ensure Decent Employment of UCEP Bangladesh graduates.

  1. Career Guidance to potential trainees of the skills training programme;
  2. Career Counselling to the youth to decide their career with information related to skills;
  3. Future opportunities for career growth and development.
  4. UCEP Bangladesh has 17 Employers Committees in its different operational areas with active members from the private sector industries and enterprises. The objectives of UCEP Employers Committee are to provide career counselling, job placement support, apprenticeship improvement activities, create scope for industrial linkages and exploring opportunity for UCEP program.
  5. UCEP Bangladesh has also 5 Sector Skills Planning Committee (RMG, Light Engineering, Electrical, Electronics & RAC, Tourism & Hospitality) in Dhaka and Chattogram. Sector Skills Planning Committee is formed for thematic guidance to UCEP Bangladesh.

SOCIAL INCLUSION & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

We ensure equal access to all our services regardless of gender, race, physical or social obstacles. 51% students are female, 10% are People with Disabilities (PWD) and 2% are marginalized groups, contributing to the National Goal of Ensuring Inclusion.

Child & Woman Rights Advocacy and Social Inclusion (CWRA & SI) component was formed in 2014 in a motive to complement UCEP Bangladesh’s other three program components Education, TVET & Skills Development and Job Placement, and it is being implemented in the 8 Regions of UCEP Bangladesh. The main objective of the CWRA team is to ensure gender parity and inclusiveness for the girls, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged groups, establish safe and secured environment across the organization and support gender and disability-friendly learning environments. A Right to Education approach is followed together with a strong focus on the Leave No One Behind campaign.

  1. Leave No One Behind: Addressing the approach, CWRA & SI team engages family members and community parents and community people to be supportive of their education and skills training for the Children and Youth especially the women, persons with disability, ethnic and another disadvantaged group.
  2. Ensuring safeguarding: For ensuring the safe and secure environment in the schools premises (general and technical schools) CWRA & SI team conducts awareness sessions for addressing major social problems like early marriage, sexual harassment and other abusive activities.
  3. Co-curricular activities: The team also plans and executes different types of co-curricular activities like street drama, special day observation (e.g. International Women Day, Literacy day, International Girl Child day, Event for the Violence Against Women-Fortnight), women empowerment campaign and job fair etc. for the dissemination of the programme information.
  4. Strategic Partnership: CWRA & SI team also continues its partnership with organizations like Bangladesh Business and Disability Networks (BBDN) and the Disabled Peoples Organization (DPOs) to explore job opportunities for Persons with Disability (PWD).
  5. This component does the Screening of Learners with Disabilities.
  6. This component ensures gender parity and sessions for the staff.
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