SEIP – Backup after update – 22/09/2016

Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

Project Background

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.

Expected Results

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:

01. Selected-Trades-under-SEIP-Project

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:

02. Training-Targets-and-Budget

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, 78975



2 Dhaka Ahsania MissionHouse No. 19, Road No. 12Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209 Dr. M. Ehsanur RahmanExecutive DirectorPhone: 02-9132847, 8119521-22

Mobile: 01711424247


3 Bangla-German Sampriti (BGS)Baitul Islam Bhaban

4/16 (2nd Floor), Block-B

Humayun Road, Mohammadpur


Md. Jahurul IslamExecutive DirectorMobile: 01833833346


4 UCEP BangladeshPlot No. 2 & 3, Mirpur-2


Zaki HasanExecutive DirectorMobile: 01730300361


5 Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)

Gobinda Nagar, Thakurgaon

Dr. Muhammad Shahiduzzaman
Executive DirectorPhone: 0561-52149Mobile: 01713149333


6 WAVE Foundation
Darsana Bus Stand
Darsana, ChuadangaDhaka Office:
3/1, Block-D, Lalmatia,
Mohsin Ali
Executive Director
Phone: 02-8143245, 58151620
Mobile 01713040083
7 Naria Unnayan Samity Vill: Premtala, Post: Naria

Upazila: Naria, Shariatpur-8020

Mazeda Shawkat AliChief Executive OfficerPhone: 0601-59154

Mobile: 01713314837


8 Gono Unnayan Kendra (GUK)Nashratpur, Gaibandha Sadar


M. Abdus SalamChief ExecutiveMobile: 01713200371


9 Shyamoli Ideal Technical College14/26, Shajahan Road

Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207

Principal M. A. SattarChairmanMobile: 01711529418


10 UDOYBaimhati, Mirzapur, Tangail Dey Sudhir ChandraExecutive DirectorMobile: 01711731304


11 Shariatpur Development Society (SDS)
Sadar Road, Shariatpur Sadar, Shariatpur
Mojibur RahmanExecutive DirectorMobile: 01714011901


12 UttaranFlat#B-1 (1st Floor), House#32

Road#10/A, Dhanmondi

Shahidul IslamDirectorMobile: 01711829465


13 SKUS Technical Training CenterHouse # 06, Road # 01, Katalgonj, Chittagong Maruf Billah Jabed
PrincipalMobile: 01711307601
14 Aloshikha RSD CenterVill & Post: Rajihar, Agailjhara


James Mridul Halder
Executive DirectorMobile: 01711548339E-mail:
15 UddipanHouse#9, Road#1, Block#F

Janata Cooperative Housing Society Ltd., Ring Road

Adabar, Dhaka-1207

Md. Imrarul Haque ChowdhuryExecutive DirectorPhone: 02-58153216, 9145448


16 Center for Mass Education in Science (CMES)House – 823, Road – 19 (Old)

Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209

Hasan Banu
Executive DirectorMobile: 01711439324E-mail:
17 Greenland Training Center
House No. 34, Road No. 100
Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212
Abdullah Al-MamunManaging DirectorPhone: 02-9347888
Mobile: 01713452576E-mail:
18 Skills & Productivity Limited56/7/N, Palash Nagar, Mirpur-11
Pallabi, Dhaka-1216
Nur Jahan Begum, Chairman
Mobile: 01817140501
19 Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF)RRF Bhaban, C&B Road

Karbala, Jessore

Philip BiswasExecutive DirectorPhone: 421-66906, 65663


20 Jagorani Chakra Foundation46, Mujib Road, Jessore Md. Azadul Kabir Arju
Executive DirectorPhone: 0421-68823Mobile: 01711899259E-mail:
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:
22 Daffodil International Professional Training Institute (DIPTI)
64/6, Lake Circus (Rasel Square)
Kalabagan, Dhaka-1205
Rabindra Nath Das, Director
Phone: 02-9134695
Mobile: 01713493256


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 , SEIP
2 Jitendra Kumar Roy Assistant General Manager(Ops) & Deputy Project Coordinator , SEIP
3 Kazi Farzana Sharmin Deputy Project Coordinator
4 Golam Gilane Asst. Manager (Ops) and Program Officer, SEIP
5 Sk. Kamran Hasan Program Officer
6 Quazi Moshrur-Ul-Alam Program Officer
4 Md. Juwel Ahmed Sarker Program Officer
5 S.M. Khaled Mahfuz Program Officer
6 Anjuman Ara Begum Program Officer
7 Prosen Kumar Mandal Accounts Officer
8 Taslima Akter MIS Officer
9 Mohammad Anisur Rahman Assistant Accounts Officer
10 Md. Noor Alom Junior Officer

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.

MoU signing between SDCMU & PKSF on 7th May, 2015 MoU signing between SDCMU & PKSF on 7th May, 2015

SEIP Inception Workshop on 16th August, 2015 SEIP Inception Workshop on 16th August, 2015

SEIP Workshop on Participants selection on 4th November, 2015 SEIP Workshop on Participants selection on 4th November, 2015

SEIP Workshop on Participants selection on 29th December, 2015 SEIP Workshop on Participants selection on 29th December, 2015

SEIP Workshop on Participants selection on 30th December, 2015 SEIP Workshop on Participants selection on 30th December, 2015

SEIP Workshop on course curriculum on 12th January, 2016 SEIP Workshop on course curriculum on 12th January, 2016

Recent Activities:

  • A project inception meeting was conducted with the partner organizations and different stake holders to orient about the project.
  • A four day foundation training has been provided to the PMU members to be acquainted with project implementation plan and PKSF rules and working procedures.
  • Three workshops have been conducted with the Partner Organizations regarding the trainee selection process.
  • A workshop with the selected Training Intuitions has been conducted to make them acquainted regarding unique course curriculum formation.
  • An orientation meeting has been conducted with the selected Training Institutes to orient them regarding the Trainee Tracking System (TTS).


Contact Person

Md. Abul Kasem
Deputy General Manager (Operations) & Project Coordinator (PC)
Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)
Cell No.: 01711439513