June 14, 2023

A study on-the-job training in Bangladesh and its impact on employment for the rural poor in the manufacturing sector

A comprehensive study was conducted to examine the impact of on-the-job training on employment opportunities for the rural poor in the manufacturing sector of Bangladesh. The study aimed to shed light on the effectiveness of training programs in enhancing the employability and income-generating potential of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The research delved into the specific training programs implemented in the manufacturing sector and their impact on the rural poor. It analyzed the training methodologies, duration, and content, considering both technical and soft skills development. The study explored how these programs addressed the unique challenges faced by individuals living in rural areas, such as limited access to education and training opportunities.

Through interviews, surveys, and data analysis, the study examined the outcomes of the training programs. It assessed the extent to which participants were able to secure employment in the manufacturing sector, the quality of jobs obtained, and the impact on their income levels and overall well-being. Furthermore, the study investigated the factors that facilitated or hindered successful employment outcomes.

In addition to examining the individual impact, the study also considered the broader implications of on-the-job training programs. It analyzed the potential of these programs to contribute to poverty reduction, rural development, and inclusive growth. It explored how increased employment opportunities in the manufacturing sector could have a positive cascading effect on the local economy, including income generation, skill development, and social mobility.

The study findings provided valuable insights into the effectiveness of on-the-job training in addressing the employment challenges faced by the rural poor in the manufacturing sector of Bangladesh. It identified best practices, areas for improvement, and recommendations for policymakers, training providers, and other stakeholders involved in designing and implementing such programs.

The study aimed to contribute to evidence-based decision-making, enabling policymakers and practitioners to develop more targeted and impactful training initiatives. By understanding the dynamics of on-the-job training and its impact on employment outcomes for the rural poor, the study sought to inform the formulation of inclusive policies and interventions that can uplift individuals and communities, reduce poverty, and promote sustainable development in Bangladesh.

The Jack Welch College of Business Fall 2017 Research Forum presented economist Abu Parves Shonchoy on Wednesday. Abu talked about on-the-job training and if it increases employment for the rural poor in the manufacturing sector. Abu used research and evidence from Bangladesh to discuss the topic. MOMODa FOUNDATION was part of this project mainly focusing on the impact study. More details about the project could be found here.



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