Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

Skills Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit (SDCMU), Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh is established with the objective of developing unskilled and semi-skilled labor force into productive and skilled labor in priority sectors and to support Government institutes, private companies, non-government organizations, industry skill councils and industry associations for achieving this objective. SDCMU is utilizing the funds provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under Loan 3131-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) to provide assistance towards the end of skilling 1.25 million youth by 2021 in the focus sectors.

Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

 

Objective(s) of the SEIP Program

  • Improve program for skilling new entrants and up-skilling existing workforce to enhance productivity and growth of priority industry sectors;
  • Impart skills training linked to gainful employment or self-employment through PKSF partners and their livelihood programs as well as through Bangladesh Bank Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Department linked to jobs in SMEs;
  • Develop a network of training providers that are endorsed by industry for providing excellence of training to meet the skills needs of employers;
  • Establish and implement a strategy to address the special needs of groups specified in the NSDP and ensure their participation in SEIP programs;
  • Implement a vocational trainer development program for trainers and assessors and a management leadership program for training provider management reflecting NSDP requirements;
  • Strengthen capacity of BTEB in approving training providers registration process, course accreditation and monitoring quality assurance and implementation procedures of training providers;
  • Support the training providers for capacity development to ensure quality training delivery mechanism;
  • Establish and institutionalize a credible recognition of prior learning (RPL) system;
  • Support the NSDC and key government ministries to strengthen institutional arrangements and coordination to enable the TVET system to meet policy objectives within a coherent skills development framework; and
  • Support the establishment and operationalization of a National Human Resources Development Fund (NHRDF)

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