LGED would continue to remain professionally competent and effective public sector agency for performing the inter related and complementary functions of developing, maintaining and managing transport, trading and small scale water resources infrastructures at the local levels by ensuring LGI and community participation and taking care of environmental and social issues. Providing technical and institutional support to strengthen the local government institutions and serving local communities and other stakeholders, it would also develop and manage the local infrastructures for increasing farm/non-farm production,generating employment, improving socio-economic condition, promoting local governance, reducing poverty and acting as agent of change at the local level.
Training is one of the most crucial ways to improve the organizational performance.Systematically it improves knowledge, skill and attitude of the people to attain the goal of the organization. Usually people acquire knowledge in particular discipline and enter into services. Working environment can’t bead dressed adequately with that academic knowledge. Furthermore technology and practices change rapidly. People always need additional orientation to be fully acquainted with organization’s goal. Training is the only tool that enables people to come up with latest technology and practices. In addition to that, LGED always tries to ensure the effective community participation for sustainable development. Thus the stakeholders also need to be familiar with the latest technology and best practices. There is no alternative of training to become conversant with modern and latest technology. Considering all the facts, LGED established a Training Unit to conduct training program for LGED official and staff as well as LGI representatives and other stakeholders associated with LGED activities.
The training activities in LGED started in the former Works Programme Wing (WPW) under the ministry of LGRD&C and gained a momentum in 1984 with the establishment of the then Local Government Engineering Bureau (LGEB). Accordingly, a Training Unit (TU) was established at HQ Dhaka and 10 decentralized District Training Centres (DTCs) at district levels under the development budget (RESP-I). In August 1992, LGEB was upgraded as LGED and the TU started functioning as LGED TU. From July 1998, Rural Development Project-21(TRIDP) took the responsibility to institutionalize training in LGED. As a result, training positions of 4 Executive Engineers (Training) at HQ Dhaka and 10 Executive Engineers (Training) at RTCs were absorbed into revenue budget in 2003. From May 1213, all the training activities were coordinated and implemented through Central Training Unit (CTU) and 14 RTCs. Trainings are also conduct in 64 districts, 484 upazilas, unions and field/site levels.