Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)
Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)
PKSF, over the years, has gained in-depth understanding and valuable experience on the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty and acknowledge the fact that Bangladesh is well-placed to benefit from the demographic dividend up to 2050, and believe that combined with effective policies and markets could trigger faster rates of economic growth and human development. Thereby, accept as true that human resource plays a vital role in the knowledge economy and working population and it is becoming an increasingly important factor for the performance of individuals, organizations and whole economies. However, the upgrading of skill based labor market due to technological and organizational change is one of the major threats for the low skilled workers in Bangladesh, as they are being unable to adjust their skills according to the market demand. In this context, PKSF has agreed to implement the ‘Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)’project and signed the MoU with SDCMU on 7th May 2015 to ensure training and employment for the poor and marginalized people of the country so that they can develop their living standard sustainably. PKSF will make sure demand driven skill-based training among the poor people under the SEIP project with a view to create wage and self employment.
The Finance Division of Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is working as the executive agency to implement this project. The Finance Division has established ‘Skill Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit’ (SDCMU) to execute the project. Under the direct supervision of SDCMU, different organizations including PKSF are implementing the project. Asian Development Bank, Government of Bangladesh and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) are jointly financing the project.
Goal of the Project
The goal of the project is to develop skilled workforce through skills training and therefore placing them in productive self and wage employment which will in turn improve their sustainable livelihood.
Objectives of the Project
The main objectives of the SEIP project are;
- Impart skills training linked to gainful wage or self employment through PKSF partners and selected training institutes;
- Increase access for targeted poor (both male and female) people to market responsive skills development training programs;
- Ensure job placement of the trainees after training and
- Increase income of the trained trainees.
It is expected that 20% income of the trainees’ House Holds (HHs) will be increased after receiving training under this project.
Increase the number of skilled workers in priority sectors around the country.
- Produced around 10,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers under six priority sectors.
- At least 70% of the total trainees will be employed after training and retained in respective jobs for six months.
- The ratio of wage and self employment of the employed trainees will be approximately 60:40 of 70% total trainees.
Highlights of the Project
SEIP entails three major tasks viz.; selection of appropriate trainees, selection of renowned and efficient training institutes and job placement of the passed out trainees, which are equally important as well as very challenging for the successful implementation and goal achievement of the project.
- Selection of Appropriate Trainees: PKSF will select the trainees through its Partner Organizations (POs) from their organized group members under inclusive financing program. Trainees’ selection will be finalized after conducting screening test and viva voice through the POs. Trainee of age 15 or above will be selected from the partner organizations of PKSF where project will bear all expenditures of trainees except only 10% of the accommodation and food cost to ensure effective participation. Initiatives will be taken to encourage participation of the people with disabilities, ethnic minority and female trainees.
- Selection of Qualified Training Institutes: PKSF will select renowned training institutes functioning in Bangladesh to impart market responsive inclusive training. PKSF will ensure delivery of standard course for each training/trade course through the selected training institutes. The course structure will need to be reasonable which are required to show an appropriate balance between compulsory and elective components, theoretical and practical requirements. Practical and theoretical contents of the course-curricula should be 80:20.
- Job Placement: PKSF will ensure job placement of the trainees within 6 months of each training program. Selected training institutes will assist PKSF to ensure job placements. The job placement services will ensure the following: i) preparing database of the relevant industries; ii) developing dynamic linkages with the employers; iii) disseminating training outcomes to the employers; iv) organizing job fair and dialogue with potential employers; v) identifying job vacancies in industry and preparing trainees for interviews; v) preparing documents that show wage/remuneration before and after training to indicate value addition of training in case of up skilling and vii) assisting the implementation of Trainees Tracking System.
Selected Trades under SEIP Project
The selected Trade/Courses that have been selected from six high growth priority sectors of Bangladesh in the first tranche are as follows:
Training Targets and Budget
In the First (1st) phase, PKSF will produce 10,000 skilled workers by 3 years. Projected training targets and budget for the project are in the following table:
Selection of Partner Organizations (PO) and Trainees
PKSF has the capacity and experience of promoting programs/projects with national coverage through 7,000 branches of 203 active POs. POs which are working for marginalized people in various remote places of the country have been considered for the project. They will prepare an initial training participant list for the project from which PKSF SEIP Project Management Unit (PMU) will finalize the training participants following a rigorous screening process.
Selection of Training Institutions
Considering the overall institutional capacity like governance and management; personnel; physical structure and learning resources; support services; development, delivery and review of curriculum; assessment and certification process, 22 reputed training institutions have been selected to provide quality training to the selected trainees in different regions of the country.
List of selected Training Institutes
|Sl. No.||Name of Training Institute (TI) & Address||Name & Address of Executive Director of TI|
|1||Thengamara Mahila Shabuj Shangha (TMSS)TMSS Foundation Office,Thengamara, Rangpur Road,Bogra Sadar, Bogra.||Professor Dr. Hosne Ara BegumExecutive DirectorPhone: 051-78563, 78975E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.tmss-bd.org|
|2||Dhaka Ahsania MissionHouse No. 19, Road No. 12Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209||Dr. M. Ehsanur RahmanExecutive DirectorPhone: 02-9132847, 8119521-22Mobile: 01711424247E-mail: email@example.com|
|3||Bangla-German Sampriti (BGS)Baitul Islam Bhaban4/16 (2nd Floor), Block-BHumayun Road, MohammadpurDhaka-1207||Md. Jahurul IslamExecutive DirectorMobile: 01833833346E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||UCEP BangladeshPlot No. 2 & 3, Mirpur-2Dhaka-1216||Zaki HasanExecutive DirectorMobile: 01730300361E-mail: email@example.com|
|5||Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)Gobinda Nagar, Thakurgaon||Dr. Muhammad Shahiduzzaman
Executive DirectorPhone: 0561-52149Mobile: 01713149333E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darsana Bus Stand
Darsana, ChuadangaDhaka Office:
3/1, Block-D, Lalmatia,
Phone: 02-8143245, 58151620
|7||Naria Unnayan Samity Vill: Premtala, Post: NariaUpazila: Naria, Shariatpur-8020||Mazeda Shawkat AliChief Executive OfficerPhone: 0601-59154Mobile: 01713314837E-mail: email@example.com|
|8||Gono Unnayan Kendra (GUK)Nashratpur, Gaibandha SadarGaibandha||M. Abdus SalamChief ExecutiveMobile: 01713200371E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|9||Shyamoli Ideal Technical College14/26, Shajahan RoadMohammadpur, Dhaka-1207||Principal M. A. SattarChairmanMobile: 01711529418E-mail: email@example.com|
|10||UDOYBaimhati, Mirzapur, Tangail||Dey Sudhir ChandraExecutive DirectorMobile: 01711731304E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||Shariatpur Development Society (SDS)
Sadar Road, Shariatpur Sadar, Shariatpur
|Mojibur RahmanExecutive DirectorMobile: 01714011901E-mail: email@example.com|
|12||UttaranFlat#B-1 (1st Floor), House#32Road#10/A, Dhanmondi
|Shahidul IslamDirectorMobile: 01711829465E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|13||SKUS Technical Training CenterHouse # 06, Road # 01, Katalgonj, Chittagong||Maruf Billah Jabed
|14||Aloshikha RSD CenterVill & Post: Rajihar, AgailjharaBarisal||James Mridul Halder
Executive DirectorMobile: 01711548339E-mail: email@example.com
|15||UddipanHouse#9, Road#1, Block#FJanata Cooperative Housing Society Ltd., Ring RoadAdabar, Dhaka-1207||Md. Imrarul Haque ChowdhuryExecutive DirectorPhone: 02-58153216, 9145448E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|16||Center for Mass Education in Science (CMES)House – 823, Road – 19 (Old)Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209||Hasan Banu
Executive DirectorMobile: 01711439324E-mail: email@example.com
|17||Greenland Training Center
House No. 34, Road No. 100
|Abdullah Al-MamunManaging DirectorPhone: 02-9347888
Mobile: 01713452576E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|18||Skills & Productivity Limited56/7/N, Palash Nagar, Mirpur-11
|Nur Jahan Begum, Chairman
|19||Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF)RRF Bhaban, C&B RoadKarbala, Jessore||Philip BiswasExecutive DirectorPhone: 421-66906, 65663E-mail: email@example.com|
|20||Jagorani Chakra Foundation46, Mujib Road, Jessore||Md. Azadul Kabir Arju
Executive DirectorPhone: 0421-68823Mobile: 01711899259E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|21||MARS Solution LimitedUnit-11B, Center Point CONCORD, 14/A, Tejkunipara, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215||Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury
Chairman & CEOPhone: 02-9136091
Mobile: 01730 000605E-mail: email@example.com
|22||Daffodil International Professional Training Institute (DIPTI)
64/6, Lake Circus (Rasel Square)
|Rabindra Nath Das, Director
Project Management Unit (PMU)
A project Management Unit has been formed for the appropriate implementation of the project.
|Sl No||Name of Employee||Designation||Email ID|
|1||Md. Abul Kashem||Deputy General Manager(Ops) & Project Coordinator , SEIPfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2||Jitendra Kumar Roy||Assistant General Manager(Ops) & Deputy Project Coordinator , SEIP||Jituroy38@yahoo.com|
|3||Kazi Farzana Sharmin||Deputy Project Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|4||Golam Gilane||Asst. Manager (Ops) and Program Officer, SEIPfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5||Sk. Kamran Hasan||Program Officeremail@example.com|
|6||Quazi Moshrur-Ul-Alam||Program Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||Md. Juwel Ahmed Sarker||Program Officeremail@example.com|
|5||S.M. Khaled Mahfuz||Program Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||Anjuman Ara Begum||Program Officeremail@example.com|
|7||Prosen Kumar Mandal||Accounts Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|8||Taslima Akter||MIS Officeremail@example.com|
|9||Mohammad Anisur Rahman||Assistant Accounts Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10||Md. Noor Alom||Junior Officeremail@example.com|
Publicity & Liaison Building
Awareness among the targeted training participants, POs, Employers and other stakeholders is very crucial for the demand driven training and subsequently job placement on which success of the project depends. Considering paramount importance of the information symmetry among various stakeholders SEIP will organize several meetings, seminars, workshops and other programs. Moreover, SEIP also will publish a range of documents including brochure, quarterly project implementation updates, etc. for the sake of knowledge dissemination among the relevant stakeholders.
Recent Workshops :
‘Emphasizing the importance of appropriate selection process of the trainees’
One of the major objectives of SEIP project is Industry-demand driven workforce development. That’s why the appropriate selection of the project participants is an important factor. Therefore, highlighting the importance of appropriate selection of project participants under SEIP project, thirteen (13) workshops had been placed with Partner NGOs of PKSF as the project participants are selected through them. The venues were in; DESHA, Kushtia, Jagoroni Chakra Foundation (JCF) Jessore, Nabalok Khulna, Satkhira Unnayan Samity (SUS) Khulna, Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) Sylhet, Paige Development Center Comilla, TMSS Rangpur, TMSS Bogra, TMSS Natore, Gono Kallayan Trust (GKT) Manikganj, ASPADA Mymenshing, Bangladesh Development Society (BDS) Barishal, Society Development Committee (SDC) Faridpur from 27th March to 19th May 2016.Wherein, the Executive Director, Director, Regional Manager, Branch manager of almost all the (164) Partner Organizations of PKSF was present. Personnel from PKSF and SEIP project coordinated all the workshops. Objectives of SEIP project, current challenges of selecting participants for the project and the steps of approved trainee selection that the POs should follow.
Besides this workshop, two major workshops on the topics of ‘Job Placement’ and maintaining proper ‘Finance & Accounts guideline’ towards the endurance of effective implementation of the project took place under SEIP project at PKSF Bhaban.
‘Guideline of the management of Finance & Accounts of SEIP Project’:
On 12th January, 2016, General Manager of Audit Department, PKSF presided over the Workshop of ‘Guideline of the management of Finance & Accounts of SEIP project’. Wherein, Accountants of 22 selected Training Institutions’’ participated and an overview and detailed process of the management of Finance & Accounts of SEIP project were discussed to ensure the proper delivery and management of the Accounting system by following the Financial Guideline.
‘Job Placement Challenges and Achievement’:
On 23rd June 2016, Deputy Managing Director (Operations) presided over a workshop on ‘Job Placement’ of the SEIP Project trainees. The importance of the proper job placement process was discussed among the personnel of selected 22 training institutions. The designated job placement officers of the Training Institutions’ shared their experiences of current job placement procedure of SEIP Project and as well as made suggestions towards a better Job Placement process of the project in the workshop.
On 12th May 2016, under SEIP project a Grant Agreement among PKSF and Sir William Beveridge Foundation was signed based on the decision of 200th Management Board meeting of PKSF aiming to develop Skilled and international standard Caregiver and Nursing Assistant from Bangladesh. The agreement was jointly signed by Mr. Golam Touhid, Deputy Managing Director (Finance), PKSF and Mr.Jibon Kanai Das, Country Representative, Sir William Beveridge Foundation. Under this agreement, Sir William Beveridge Foundation primarily will provide one (01) month training to 20 persons to develop Skilled and international standard Caregiver and Nursing Assistant workforce and consequently make sure the job placement of the trainees.
On 29th June 2016, a grant agreement was signed among PKSF and AK Khan Health Care Trust aiming to create international standard caregiver. The agreement was jointly signed by Mr. Fazlul Kader , DMD (Operations) PKSF and Ms. Samanzar Z khan, CEO of AK Khan Health Care Trust. Firstly, 15 participants will be trained in Bangladesh for one year after the successful completion of the training; the trainees will get the certificates of Pearson BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) Level-4, HNC (Higher National Certificate) Diploma in Health and Social Care. Apart from this, the certified trainees will get whole hearted support from AK Khan Health Care Trust regarding the Enrollment and Internship in Educational Institutions outside of Bangladesh.
Major details of the project:
In tranche-1, PKSF-SEIP project is aimed to provide trainings for 10,000 youths of low income families around the country through selected Training Institutions (TIs). Thus, during the period of December 2015 to June 2016, two thousand four hundred and thirty six (2436) participants (Male: Female 81:19) have started their skills development trainings (Three and Six months courses) based on selected trades. As on 30th June 2016, seven hundred and fifteen(715) participants have completed training successfully and out of them two hundred and forty eight (248) participants have been placed into employment against the Job placement target of two hundred and ninety eight (298) in the tenure of December 2015 to June 2016; FY 2015-16.
SEIP Project visit of Asian Development Bank (ADB) delegates:
On 16th April 2016, delegates of ADB, one of the donor of SEIP project and personnel of Support to Skills Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit (SDCMU) visited one of the current training activities of the training institution, Bangla German Samprity (BGS)Tangail of SEIP. Project coordinator of SEIP, Deputy General Manager (Operation) PKSF, Md. Abul Kashem guided the team on behalf of PKSF. The team was consisted with Mr. Rudi Van Dael, Senior Sector Specialist and A.K.M. Shamsuddin, Consultant from ADB, Mr.Erich Guttman, Backstopper, SDC; Syed Nasir Ershad, AEPD, SEIP and Md. Ahsan Habib, TVET Specialist, SEIP from SDCMU. The team conveyed their contentment regarding the Training Activities and Overall Management of the project work throughout the visit.
SEIP Project visit of Swiss Development Coordination Agency (SDC) delegates:
On 24th of June 2016, Dr. Zowadul Karim KhanProgram Manager of Swiss Development Coordination Agency (SDC), visited the training centers of Under Privileged Children Education Program (UCEP) in Khulna and Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF) in Jessore. The ongoing training activities of various trades had been viewed by him and he was accompanied by one of the program personnel of PKSF-SEIP.
Certificate giving ceremony:
Md. Abul Kasem
Deputy General Manager (Operations) & Project Coordinator (PC)
Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)
Cell No.: 01711439513