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SME Need Assessment B-Skillful Programme Phase-II

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Executive Summary

The research team of BRID contacted with the Swiss contact responsible persons (Md. Nasir Uddin Rana-Sector Coordinator; Rajib; and Kader Vai) to know details about the field assessment of the B-skillful Program in Rangpur and Nilphamari (Saidpur) after contract signing with ESDO. The purpose of the assessment is to explore a) worker’s level of skills; b) existing trades patterns of the workshops; c) duration, best time, and favorable days for conducting training activities within their workshop; and d) the overall conditions of the workshops along with the capacity of the targeted SMEs. The responsible persons of Swiss contact provide a datasheet of SMEs that is expected to be helpful in connecting targeted SMEs. After getting and reviewing the datasheet, the research team went to Rangpur to assess the field situation and conditions of the SMEs. After meeting with Swiss Contact at RDRS guest house, Rangpur, the research team reached out to targeted 03 SMEs (one is wooden furniture, and the rest of them are repairing workshops) at RK road; Badarganj road; and Alam Nagar, Rangpur respectively. After completing the assessment in Rangpur, the research team with Swiss contact marched to Saidpur. In Saidpur, the Research team with the Swiss Contact team conducted 03 interviews with light engineering SMEs in the BSCIC area. (to be continued)