Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)


Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

PKSF, over the years, has gained in-depth understanding and valuable experiences 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 for Tranche-1 and 26th May, 2018 for Tranche-2 to ensure training and employment for the poor and marginalized people of the country so that they can develop their living standard sustainably. PKSF has been ensuring demand driven skill-development training among the poor people under the SEIP project with a view to create productive self and wage employment.

The Finance Division of Ministry of Finance, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is working as the executive agency to implement this project and has established ‘Skill Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit’ (SDCMU) to execute it. In cooperation with SDCMU, different organizations including PKSF are implementing the aforementioned project. The Asian Development Bank, the Government of Bangladesh and the 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 development training and therefore placing them in productive self and wage employment which will improve their sustainable livelihoods.

Objectives of the Project

The main objectives of the SEIP project are as follow:

  • To impart skills training linked to gainful wage or self-employment through PKSF partners and selected training institutes;
  • To increase access for targeted poor (both male and female) people to market responsive skills development training programs; and
  • To ensure job placement of the trainees after training.

Expected Results

It is expected that 20% income of the trainees’ households (HHs) will be increased after receiving training under this project.

Outcomes

Increased number of skilled workers in priority sectors around the country.

Outputs

  • Around 23,800 skilled and semi-skilled workers are developed under Tranche-1 & Tranche-2 by December 2021.
  • At least 60% of the total trainees will be employed after training and retained in respective jobs for three months.
  • The ratio of wage and self-employment of the employed trainees will be approximately 60:40 of 60% total trainees.

3 Major Dimensions/Tasks of the Project

SEIP entails three major tasks viz.: selection of appropriate trainees, selection of renowned and efficient training institutes for providing quality training 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 selects trainees through its Partner Organizations (POs) from their organized group members under their inclusive financing and development programs. Trainee selection is finalized after conducting screening tests and viva voice through the POs and respective training institutes. A potential trainee must be at least 15 years of age and live in the working areas of POs or in the Training Institute’s catchment area where the project will bear all expenditures of trainees except only 10% of the accommodation and food cost to ensure effective participation. Initiatives have been taken to encourage participation of persons with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities and female trainees.
  • Selection of Qualified Training Institutes for Providing Quality Training: PKSF selected renowned training institutes functioning in Bangladesh to impart market-responsive inclusive quality training. PKSF is ensuring delivery of standard courses for each training/trade course through selected training institutes. The course structure is comprised of required compulsory and elective components, theoretical and practical requirements. The ratio of practical and theoretical contents of the course curricula is 80:20.
  • Job Placement of PKSF-SEIP Graduates: Respective training institutes ensure job placement of the graduates within three months of training completion. The job placement unit of the training institutes ensures the following: i) preparing database of relevant industries; ii) developing linkage with employers; iii) disseminating training outcomes to employers; iv) organizing job fairs and dialogues with existing/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; and vii) assisting the implementation of Trainee Tracking System.

Training Trades under PKS-SEIP Project

The trades/courses that have been selected from 9 high growth priority sectors of Bangladesh in are as follows:

Sl. No.

Name of Trade/Courses

Course Duration

Qualification

Age (Minimum)

1

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

3 Months

HSC

18 Years

2

Graphic Design

3 Months

HSC

18 Years

3

IT Support Services

3 Months

HSC

18 Years

4

Sewing Machine Operation

3 Months

Class V

15 Years

5

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

3 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

6

Setting and Assembling of Leather Goods

3 Months

Class V

15 Years

7

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

3 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

8

Mobile Phone Servicing

3 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

9

Plumbing

3 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

10

Welding

4 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

11

Auto Mechanics

4 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

12

Lathe Machine Operation

3 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

13

Housekeeping

3 Months

Class VIII

15 Years

14

Food & Beverage Service

4 Months

SSC

15 Years

15

Food & Beverage Production

4 Months

SSC

15 Years

Training Targets and Budget

In the 1st and the 2nd Tranches, PKSF will produce 24,350 skilled workers. The projected training targets and budgets for the project are given in the following table:

Tranche

Training Target (Persons)

Budget (BDT in crore)

Tranche-1 &

Addl. Tranche-1

11800

58.59

Tranche-2

12000

62.89

Total

23800

121.72

 

Enlisted Training Institutes under PKSF-SEIP Project

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, 32 reputed training institutes have been selected to provide quality training to the selected trainees in different regions of the country.

Training Institutes

(In alphabetical order)

SL. No

Name of Enlisted Training Institute

Contact person

Venue

Name of Trade/Course

1

ADAMS (Association for Development Activity of Manifold Social-work)

Asiq Mahmud
Deputy Executive Director
Mobile: 01712311606
adams.bangladesh@gmail.com
aiti.bdkhulna@gmail.com

Khulna

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

2

AKS Khan Centre for Excellence Ltd. (ACE)

Mr. Islam Md. Hashanat
Head of Business Development
Mobile: 01842333666
islam.hashanat@ace.edu.bd

Dhaka

Food & Beverage Production

Food & Beverage Service

Housekeeping

3

Bangladesh Technical Training & Development Center (BTTDC)

Md. Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Executive Director
Mobile: 01711342594
bttdc.pksf@gmail.com

Sylhet

Plumbing

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

4

Bangla-German Samprity (BGS)

Mr. Jagadish Chandra Roy
Mobile: 01741357935
bgs_vtc@yahoo.com

Tangail

Auto Mechanics

Welding

Tangail, Rangpur

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Rangpur,

Cox’s Bazar

Mobile Phone Servicing

Rangpur

Plumbing

Tangail, Cox’s Bazar

Sewing Machine Operations

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers And Exporters Association (BGMEA)

Md. Rashedul Islam
Mobile: 01712191622
rashedul@bgmea.com.bd

Gazipur

Sewing Machine Operations

6

BRAC Institute of Skills Development (BISD)

Md. Shamiul Islam
Center Incharge
Mobile: 01676164134
shamiul.i@brac.net

Cox’s Bazar

Food & Beverage Service

Housekeeping

7

CodersTrust Bangladesh Ltd. (CTBD)

Md. Ataul Goni Osmani
Country Director
Mobile: 01717510323
osmani@coderstrust.com

Dhaka

Graphic Design

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

8

Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)

Md. Shahidul Islam
Mobile: 01712835534
shahid.dam@gmail.com

Jashore

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Sewing Machine Operations

9

Eco Social Development Organization (ESDO)

Mr. Shahriar Mahmud
Mobile: 01912307022
web.esdo@gmail.com
rudra.mahmud07@gmail.com

Lalmonirhat

Auto Mechanics

Thakurgaon, Lalmonirhat

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Thakurgaon

Graphic Design

IT Support Service

Welding

10

Food Cadets, Lipi’s Euphoria

Asma Begum

 

Mobile: 01738072454

 

lipieuphoria@gmail.com

Dhaka

Food & Beverage Production

Housekeeping

11

Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK)

Mr. A.K.M. Roknuddaula
Mobile: 01774808080
seip-pksf@gukbd.net
info@gukbd.net

Gaibandha

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Graphic Design

Mobile Phone Servicing

Sewing Machine Operations

12

Greenland Training Center Ltd. (GTCL)

Mohd. Atiqur Rahman
Mobile: 01709990752
atiqgland@gmail.com

 

Dhaka

Plumbing

Welding

13

Hypertag Solutions Ltd.

Somaia Jannat
Mobile: 01784967534
jannatsomaia@gmail.com

Cumilla

Graphic Design

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

14

Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF)

Md. Moniruzzaman Sapon
Mobile: 01716102858
moniruzzaman.sapon@gmail.com

jcfjti.jsr@gmail.com

Jashore

Graphic Design

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

Auto Mechanics

Kushtia

Sewing Machine Operations

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

15

Mirpur Agricultural Workshop & Training School (MAWTS)

Mr. Md. Omar Faruq Khan
Mobile: 01716724949
mawts@caritasmc.org
omarfaruq85@yahoo.com

Dhaka

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Welding

16

Montage Training and Certification (Bangladesh) MTCB

Alauddin Al Mamun
Vice-Prinicipal
Mobile: 01914861046
montagebd@yahoo.com
vp1.montage@gmail.com

Gazipur

Lathe Machine Operation

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

17

National Institute of Engineering & Technology (NIET) Ltd.

Mahmud Hasan Prodhan
Mobile: 01738561189
aziz.group.bd@gmail.com
niet.pksf@gmail.com

Narayangonj

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Welding

18

Naria Unnayan Samity (NUSA)

Mr. Md. Kabir Hossain
Mobile: 01718239745
nusa_bd@yahoo.com

Shariatpur

Auto Mechanics

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

IT Support Service

Mobile Phone Servicing

19

Palli Mongal Karmosuchi (PMK)

Md. Anwar Hossain MIA
Deputy Program Manager
Mobile: 01877702567
01674983503
ptti@pmk-bd.org
anwarh_27@yahoo.com

Dhaka

Sewing Machine Operations

20

Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF)

Abul Kalam Azad

Mobile: 01709966634

azadrrf@gmail.com

Jashore

Auto Mechanics

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Food & Beverage Production

Housekeeping

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

IT Support Service

Mobile Phone Servicing

Welding

Jhenidah

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Mobile Phone Servicing

21

SAIC Institute of Management & Technology

Md. Amranul Hoque
Training Coordinator, Dhaka
Mobile: 01936005812
simt.dhaka@gmail.com
sptcdhaka@gmail.com
jimtjamalpur@gmail.com

Dhaka

Housekeeping

Plumbing

Jamalpur

Sewing Machine Operations

22

Shapla Gram Unnayan Sangstha

Mr. Ranajit Kumar Kundu
Mobile: 01712226706
shaplango_99@yahoo.com
ranajitkundu09@gmail.com

Rajshahi

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

23

Shariatpur Development Society (SDS)

Md. Moslehuddin
Mobile: 01718683220
sds.shariatpur@gmail.com
rabeyabegum224@gmail.com
badolsds@gmail.com
sttisds@gmail.com

Shariatpur

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Graphic Design

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

IT Support Service

Mobile Phone Servicing

Plumbing

Sewing Machine Operations

24

Skills & Productivity Ltd. (SPL)

Md. Aminul Hasan
Managing Director
Mobile: 01817140501
spl.aminul@gmail.com

Naogaon

Setting & Assembling of Leather Goods

Sirajgonj

Sewing Machine Operations

25

SOS Children’s Village International in Bangladesh

Munsur Harun Khandaker, Prinicpal
Mobile: 01712002304
munsur.hasan@sos-bangladesh.org

Dhaka

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

26

TMSS

Mr. Taraqul Islam

 

Mobile: 01723333635

tdtmss@gmail.com

Gazipur, Bogura

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Bogura

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

Rangpur, Natore

Lathe Machine Operation

Bogura, Natore

Plumbing

Bogura, Gazipur

Sewing Machine Operations

27

Trust Technical Training Institute (TTTI)

Md. Nur Alam
Mobile: 01915937760
viceprincipal.ttti@gmail.com
nuralom.ttti@gmail.com

Dhaka

Plumbing

Dhaka

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

28

UCEP Bangladesh

Sk. Rawshan Amin

Deputy Manager
Mobile: 01765718183

rawshon.amin@ucepbd.org

Rajshahi, Barishal

Auto Mechanics

Dhaka

Food & Beverage Service

Dhaka, Khulna

Lathe Machine Operation

Dhaka, Barishal, Rajshahi

Plumbing

Barishal, Gazipur

Welding

29

UDOY

Mr. Dey Sudhir Chandra
Executive Director
Mobile: 01711731304
day.sudhir@gmail.com

Tangail, Habiganj

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Tangail

IT Support Service

Tangail, Habiganj

Mobile Phone Servicing

Tangail, Habiganj

Plumbing

Tangail, Habiganj

Sewing Machine Operations

30

UTTARAN

Mr. Md. Abdul Kium Azad

Program Manager

Mobile: 01711039041

kium.azad@gmail.com

Satkhira

Auto Mechanics

Sewing Machine Operations

Welding

31

UY Systems Ltd.

Md. Zobayer Al-Hasan
Project Manager
Mobile: 01739982794
uysys.pksf@gmail.com
uylab.zobayer@gmail.com

Dhaka

Graphic Design

IT Freelancing (Data Entry, SEO, Affiliate Market)

32

WAVE Foundation

Mr. Md. Abdus Salam
Mobile: 01713337567
salam@wavefoundation.org

Chuadanga

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Graphic Design

Chuadanga, Rajshahi

Mobile Phone Servicing

Sewing Machine Operations

 

Project Management Unit (PMU)

A project Management Unit has been established at PKSF for proper implementation of the project. The following persons are fully dedicated to ensure quality training & job placement under this project.

SL. No

Name of Officer

Designation

Mobile No

E-mail Address

1

Mr. Md. Abul Kashem

General Manager &

Project Coordinator

01844481317

blkashem@yahoo.com

2

Mr. Jitendra Kumar Roy

Deputy General Manager &

Deputy Project Coordinator (J&P)

01844481332

jituroy38@yahoo.com

3

Ms. Kazi Farzana Sharmin

Deputy Project Coordinator (F&A)

01713330952

farzanasharminkazi@gmail.com

4

Mr. Golam Gilane

Deputy Manager & Program Officer

01875400798

ggilane@gmail.com

5

Mr. Sk. Kamran Hasan

Program Officer

01726044562

mommyn2003@gmail.com

6

Mr. Quazi Moshrur-Ul-Alam

Program Officer

01916136646

pksf.moshrur@gmail.com

7

Mr. S.M. Khaled Mahfuz

Program Officer

01720663344

mahfuz.pksf@gmail.com

8

Ms. Anjuman Ara Begum

Program Officer

01712031513

anjuma09@gmail.com

9

Ms. Iffat Ara

Program Officer

01716282303

pksf.iffat@gmail.com

10

Mr. Billal Hosen

Program Officer

01913103931

pksf.billal@gmail.com

11

Mr. Prosen Kumar Mandal

Accounts Officer

01912642368

prosenkumar303@gmail.com

12

Ms. Taslima Akter

MIS Officer

01919866232

pksf.taslima@gmail.com

13

Mr. Mohammad Anisur Rahman

Assistant Accounts Officer

01716402141

anis.pksf@gmail.com

14

Mr. Md. Imran Hossain

Assistant Accounts Officer

01768946677

imranpksf@gmail.com

15

Mr. Md. Noor Alom

Junior Officer

01912992673

nalom26@gmail.com

 

Progress of the project (up to August 2020)

In Tranche-1, Additional Tranche-1 and Tranche-2, the PKSF-SEIP project aims to provide training to 23,800 youths of low-income families from around the country through selected Training Institutions (TIs). Thus, during May 2015 and March 2020, as many as 19,768 participants (Male:Female = 84:16) enrolled in skill development trainings based on selected trades. As in March 2020, at least 17,507 trainees completed their training successfully and 12,966 of them were placed into employment from May 2015 to August 2020. The following table shows project summary in a nutshell*:

Sl. No.

Indicators

Tranche-01

Additional Tranche-01

Tranche-02

Grand Total

1

Project Period

May’15-June’18

May’19-Dec’19

July’18-Dec’21

-

2

Approved Budget in BDT (Million)

487.1

99.4

628.3

1214.8

3

No. of Trades

13

10

15

-

4

No. of Training Institutes

21

14

32

-

5

Enrollment Target

10,000

1,800

12,000

23,800

6

No. of Targeted Batches

400

94

480

974

7

Job Placement Target

60% of Graduates

8

Enrollment Status

Enrollment Target (Up to Dec’20)

10,000

1,800

12,000

23,800

No. of Total Enrolled Participants

10,011

1,800

7,957

19,768

% of Achievement Against Target

100%

100%

66%

83%

No. of Enrolled Batches

400

72

318

790

No. of Enrolled Male Trainees

8,403

1,555

6,688

16,646

No. of Enrolled Female Trainees

1,608

245

1,269

3,122

% of Enrolled Female Trainees

16%

14%

16%

16%

9

Certification Status

No. of Completed Batches

400

72

237

709

No. of Total Certified Trainees

9,882

1,791

5,834

17,507

No. of Certified Male Trainees

8,297

1,546

4,900

14,743

No. of Certified Female Trainees

1,585

245

934

2,764

% of Certified Female Trainees

16%

14%

16%

16%

10

Dropout Status

No. of Total Dropped out Trainees

129

9

96

234

% of Dropout

1.3%

0.5%

1.6%

1.3%

Dropped out Male Trainees

107

9

92

208

Dropped out Female Trainees

22

0

4

26

11

Ongoing Training Status

No. of Ongoing Batches

-

-

81

81

No. of Total Current Trainees

-

-

2,027

2,027

No. of Current Male Trainees

-

-

1,696

1,695

No. of Current Female Trainees

-

-

331

332

% of Current Female Trainees

-

-

16%

16%

12

Job Placement Status

No. of Total Employment

7,915

1,259

3,792

12,966

No. of Self Employment

2,654

448

1,130

4,232

% of Self Employment

34%

36%

30%

33%

No. of Wage Employment(Including Overseas Employment)

5,261

811

2,662

8,734

No. of Overseas Employment

234

0

34

268

No. of Male in Employment

6,679

1,059

3,194

10,932

No. of Female in Employment

1,236

200

598

2,034

No. of Graduates Under Process of Employment

1,967

532

2,042

4,541

No. of Graduates (Considering 3Months After Certification)

9,882

1,791

5,834

17,507

No. of Graduates Employed (Considering 3Months After Certification)

7,915

1,259

3,792

12,966

% of Job placement

80%

70%

65%

74%

COVID Response Initiatives

*Like all other official activities, the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably affected the regular day-to-day project activities of SEIP. Activities of ongoing 81 training batches remained suspended after the GoB announced general holidays from March 2020. To cope with the changing situations, the SEIP-Project Management Unit (PMU) has taken a number of steps in its modus operandi. So far, the PMU with the help of SDCMU has provided grants amounting to BDT 5000 to each family of the enrolled trainees of the ongoing batches. A total of BDT 97,75,000 has been disbursed to the personal accounts of 1955 trainees. The project authorities are also considering to pay salary and other benefits to the trainers and the job placement officers of the Partner Training Organizations (PTIs). However, due to ongoing COVID-19 issue, all types of job placement activities have remained suspended since March 2020. The certification and job placement processes are expected to reach the expected level once the training activities resume consequent to government instructions to this end.

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