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Skills Development Training Facilities

GUK emphasizes to strengthen skills of poor youth girls and boys from disadvantaged and marginalised families to transform them as skilled human capital. For this purpose, GUK has established skill development training centre in 2010 adjacent to its head office. Around 300 participants can receive residential training at a time in well-equipped training venues. The organisation provides 3 months long trade-based training like mobile phone servicing, garments sewing machine operation, web & graphic design, IT support service, electrical installation & maintenance and facilitates the trainees for job placement. So far, more than 7000 youth girls and boys have been provided with training on different trades and linked with jobs in various garment factories and private companies. In addition to job placement, the trained youths who want to be self-employed get loan from GUK and in some cases GUK link them with financial institutions for financial Besides, GUK has also established a Technical institute named GUK Institute of Engineering & Technology (GUKIET) which is duly approved by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB). The four storied 25000 square feet building of GUKIET is situated on it’s own land with all necessary facilities, Presently, four years Diploma courses in Civil and Electrical engineering and some other short courses (vocational) are providing through this institute.

Furthermore, With the purpose to provide vocational and life skills training among women and adolescent girls of Rohingya and host community, Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) has established 10 Women Led Community Centers (WLCC) in Ukhia and Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district with necessary logistics and training equipment with support of UNFPA and WFP.  Through these WLCCs, women and girls from Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) as well as affected host communities are being provided with four months long vocational training on tailoring and capacity building training on homestead gardening. Total 8000 women and girls are being supported through this intervention and they are gradually moving towards dignified life by engaging income generating activities.