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Certification Program Helps Skilled Bangladeshi Workers Move Ahead

November 23, 2016

Priya, a garments worker needs a promotion. Akash, an auto mechanic is looking for a better job. Like thousand other workers in Bangladesh, both are skilled workers without the formal certifications that could help them fulfill their professional aspirations. Thanks to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program, Bangladesh is helping thousands of informal and unemployed workers get their skills certified in order to find jobs, boost their career prospects, and seek salary increases. So far, 9,000 applicants from all over Bangladesh have benefited from the program and 30,000 others are expected to enroll over the next two years.