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Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

 

Background
PKSF, over the years, has gained in-depth understanding and valuable experiences on multidimensional aspects of poverty, and it acknowledges that Bangladesh is well-positioned to benefit from the demographic dividend until 2050. However, the skill-based labor market’s up-gradation due to rapid technological and organizational change is one of the major threats to the low-skilled workers in Bangladesh, as they are gradually becoming 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 the Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh (GoB) on 7 May 2015 for Tranche-1; 26 May 2018 for Tranche-2; and 24 December 2020 for Tranche-3 to ensure training and employment for the disadvantaged people of the country so that they can develop their living standards sustainably. Under the SEIP project, PKSF is ensuring demand-driven skill-development training among disadvantaged people in order to create productive wage and self employment.

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The Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), is working as the executive agency to implement this project. The Finance Division has established a ‘Skill Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit (SDCMU)’ to execute the project. In cooperation with SDCMU, different organizations, including PKSF, are implementing the SEIP project. The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Bangladesh are jointly financing the project. 

 

Goal of the Project
The goal of the project is to develop a skilled workforce through skills development training and therefore place them in productive self and wage employment that will improve their sustainable livelihoods. 

Objectives of the Project
The main objectives of SEIP are as follows:

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

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

Outcomes
Increase the number of skilled workers in priority sectors around the country. 

Outputs

  • Produced around 26,579 skilled and semi-skilled workers under Tranche-1, Tranche-2 and Tranche-3 by June 2022;
  • At least 60% of the total trainees will be employed after training and retained in respective jobs for three months; and
  • The ratio of wage and self-employment of the employed trainees will be approximately 60:40 of 60% total trainees.

Major Dimensions/Tasks of the Project
SEIP entails three major tasks: 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 of the project.

  • Selection of Appropriate Trainees:PKSF selects the trainees through its Partner Organizations (POs) from their organized group members under inclusive financing and development program. Trainees are selected through screening test and viva voce through the POs and respective training institutes. Potential Trainee aged 15 or above are being selected from the Partner Organizations of PKSF or 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 people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and female trainees. Moreover, special focus has been given on the selection of trainees for caregiving training program which PKSF has launched in 2022 under Tranch-3.
  • Selection of Qualified Training Institutes for Providing Quality Training:PKSF has 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 the selected training institutes. The course structure is comprised of required compulsory and elective components as well as theoretical and practical requirements. The practical and theoretical contents of the course-curricula are in the ratio of 80:20.
  • Job Placement of the PKSF-SEIP Graduates:Respective training institutes ensure job placement of the graduates within 3 months of training completion. The job placement units of the training institutes ensure the following issues: i) preparing database of the relevant industries; ii) developing linkages with the employers; iii) disseminating training outcomes to the employers; iv) organizing job fair and dialogue with existing/potential employers; v) identifying job vacancies in industry and preparing trainees for interviews; vi) 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.

 

Training Trades under PKSF-SEIP Project 

A.   Course List under Regular Program
SL Course Course Duration Qualification Preferred Group Age Limit
1 IT Freelancing (Digital Marketing & Admin Support) 3 Months Minimum HSC or equivalent √ Unskilled /semi-skilled
Youth
√ Low Income Group
√ Female Disadvantaged
√  Disabled
√ Ethnic Minority√ Orphan and abandoned youths
15-45 Years
2 Graphic Design 3 Months
3 Fashion Garments 3 Months Minimum Class V
4 Electrical Installation & Maintenance 3 Months
5 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 3 Months
6 Mobile Phone Servicing 3 Months
7 Consumer Electronics 3 Months
8 Plumbing 3 Months
9 Welding 3 Months
10 Auto Mechanics 3 Months
11 Housekeeping 3 Months Minimum SSC or equivalent
12 Food & Beverage Service 3 Months
13 Food & Beverage Production 3 Months

 

B.    Course List under Person with Disability Program
SL Course Name Course Duration Qualification Age Limit
1 IT Support Service 4 Months Minimum SSC or equivalent 15-45 Years
2 Fashion Garments 4 Months
3 Mobile Phone Servicing 4 Months

 

C.   Course List under Orphan & Abandoned Youths program
SL Course Name Course Duration Qualification Age Limit
1 Auto Mechanics 3 Months Minimum Class VIII 15-45 Years
2 Electrical Installation & Maintenance 3 Months
3 Fashion Garments 3 Months
4 Mobile Phone Servicing 3 Months
5 Plumbing 3 Months
6 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 3 Months

 

D.   Caregiving program
SL Course Name Course Duration Qualification Age Limit
1 Caregiving 06 Months (Level 2&3) Minimum SSC or equivalent

 

18-45 Years

 

Training Targets and Budget
PKSF will together produce 38,600 skilled workers in the First, Second & Third Tranches. Projected training targets and budget for the project are in the following table:

Tranche Training Target (Persons) Budget (BDT in crore) Status
Tranche-1 & Addl. Tranche-1 11800 58.65 Completed
(From 2015 to 2018)
Tranche-2 12000 62.83 Completed
(From 2019 to 2021)
Tranche-3 14800 70.68 Ongoing
Total 38600 192.16  

 

Active Training Institutes under PKSF-SEIP Project

Training Institutes for Regular Training Program

Sl. No. Name of Enlisted Training Institute Contact person Venue Name of the Trade/Course
1 ADAMS (Association for Development Activity of Manifold Social-work) Mr. Tofazzel Hossain
01718-623618
aiti.bdkhulna@gmail.com
Khulna Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
2 AKS Khan Centre for Excellence (ACE) Mr. M. Wahib Khan
01952461802
wahib.khan@ace.edu.bd
Dhaka Food & Beverage Production
Food & Beverage Service
3 Bangla German Sampreeti (BGS) Mr. Jagadish Chandra
01741357935
bgsed12@gmail.com
Tangail Auto Mechanics
Consumer Electronics
Tangail/Rangpur Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Tangail/Cox’s Bazar Fashion Garments
Rangpur Mobile Phone Servicing
Plumbing
Tangail Welding (4G/6G)
4 BRAC Institute of Skills Development (BRAC-ISD) Sharif Ahmed Nayem
01912498980
sharif.an@brac.net
Cox’s Bazar Food & Beverage Service
Housekeeping
5 Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) Mr. Md. Jahangir Alam
01715435606
j.alam777@yahoo.com
JASHORE Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
6 Eco Social Development Society (ESDO) Mr. Shahriar Mahmud
01912307022
web.esdo@gmail.com
rudra.mahmud07@gmail.com
Lalmonirhat Auto Mechanics
Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Thakurgaon Consumer Electronics
Plumbing
Welding (4G/6G)
7 Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) Mr. A.K.M. Roknuddaula

01774808080
seip-pksf@gukbd.net
salam@gukbd.net

sayem.rishat@gukbd.net

Gaibandha Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
Mobile Phone Servicing
8 Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF) Mr. Md. Moniruzzaman Sapon
01716102858
sapon70@yahoo.com
jcfjti.jsr@gmail.com
JASHORE Auto Mechanics
Graphic Design
Kushtia Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
9 Food Cadet Lipi’s Euphoria of Culinary Arts Mr. Md. Nazmul Hossain
01847127011lipieuphoria@gmail.com
nazmulsojib2050@gmail.com
Dhaka Food & Beverage Production
Housekeeping
10 Mirpur Agricultural Workshop & Training School (MAWTS) Engr. AHAB Siddique
01721275717
mte@mawts.org
Dhaka Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Lathe Machine Operation
Welding (4G/6G)
11 Naria Unnayan Samity (NUSA) Mr. Md. Kabir Hossain
01718239745
nusa_bd@yahoo.com
Shariatpur Auto Mechanics
Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
Consumer Electronics
Mobile Phone Servicing
12 National Institute of Engineering Technology (NIET) Mr. Mahmud Hasan Prodhan
01738561189
mahmudhp.niet@gmail.comniet.pksf@gmail.com
Narayangonj Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Welding (4G/6G)
Fashion Garments
13 Palli Monggol Karmoshuchi (PMK) Mr. Riyad Mahmud
01712955077
pmkbdho@gmail.compmktraining7@gmail.com
Ashulia, Dhaka Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
Food & Beverage Production
14 Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF) Mr. Abul Kalam Azad

01709966634

azad@rrf-bd.org

JASHORE Auto Mechanics
Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Food & Beverage Production
Housekeeping
IT Freelancing (Digital Marketing & Admin Support)
Mobile Phone Servicing
15 SAIC Institute of Management & Technology Engr. Shamima Akter Marine
01936005812/01936002838
sptcdhaka@gmail.com
Dhaka/Jamalpur Fashion Garments
Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Jamalpur Consumer Electronics
Dhaka Plumbing
Housekeeping
16 SDS (Shariatpur Development Society) Md. Moslehuddin
Mobile: 01718683220
sds.shariatpur@gmail.com
sttisds@gmail.com
Shariatpur Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
IT Freelancing (Digital Marketing & Admin Support)
Mobile Phone Servicing
Plumbing
17 Shapla Gram Unnayan Sangstha Mr. Ranajit Kumar Kundu
01712226706 / 01733050206
ranajitkundu09@gmail.com
Rajshahi Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Electrical Installation & Maintenance
18 SOS Children’s Village International in Bangladesh Mr. Munsur Hasan Khandaker
01712002304
munsur.hasan@sos-bangladesh.org
Dhaka Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
19 TMSS Mr. Md. Thuhidul Alam

01759535911

sadtdtmss@gmail.com

Bogura/Rangpur/ Natore Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Bogura Fashion Garments
Mobile Phone Servicing
Bogura/Natore Plumbing
Rangpur/Natore Lathe Machine Operation
20 Trust Technical Training Institute (TTTI) Mr. Md. Nur Alom
01300555425
nuralom.ttti@gmail.com
Savar, Dhaka Consumer Electronics
Plumbing
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
21 UCEP Bangladesh Mr. Md. Arif Nur
01816475764
arif.nur@ucepbd.org
Barishal/ Rajshahi Auto Mechanics
Plumbing
Barishal/ Gazipur Welding (4G/6G)
22 UDOY Mr. Dey Sudhir Chandra
01711731304
day.sudhir@gmail.com
Tangail Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Fashion Garments
Graphic Design
 Habiganj Mobile Phone Servicing
Plumbing
23 Uttaran Mr. Md. A. Kium Azad
01711039041
kium.azad@gmail.com
Satkhira Auto Mechanics
Fashion Garments
Welding (4G/6G)
24 WAVE FOUNDATION Mr. Md. Abdus Salam
01713337567
salam@wavefoundationbd.orgwavettc@gmail.com
Chuadanga Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Graphic Design
Chuadanga/Rajshahi Fashion Garments
Mobile Phone Servicing

 

Training Institutes for Person with Disability (PWD) Program

Sl. No. Name of Enlisted Training Institute Contact person Venue Name of the Trade/Course
1 Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed–CRP Mr. Salim Rahman
Manager, Rehabilitation Wing
Mobile:01730059601
rehabilitation@crp-bangladesh.org
Manikganj/Savar Fashion Garments
IT Support Service
Mobile Phone Servicing
2 Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association (DRRA) Mr. A B M Shamim Ahmed
Project Manager
Mobile: 01313715869
shamim@drra-bd.org
Satkhira Fashion Garments
Mobile Phone Servicing

 

Training Institutes for Orphan & Abandoned Youths (OAY) Program

Sl. No. Name of Enlisted Training Institute Contact person Venue Name of the Trade/Course
1 Mirpur Agricultural Workshop & Training School (MAWTS) Engr. AHAB Siddique
01721275717
tmmawts@caritasmc.org
Dhaka Plumbing
Fashion Garments
2 Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF) Mr. Abul Kalam Azad
01709966634azad@rrf-bd.org
JASHORE Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Mobile Phone Servicing
3 SDS (Shariatpur Development Society) Md. Moslehuddin
Mobile: 01718683220
sds.shariatpur@gmail.com/sttisds@gmail.com
Shariatpur Fashion Garments
Mobile Phone Servicing
4 SOS Children’s Village International in Bangladesh Mr. Munsur Hasan Khandaker
01712002304
munsur.hasan@sos-bangladesh.org
Dhaka Auto Mechanics
Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Training Institutes for Caregiving Program

Sl. No. Name of Enlisted Training Institute Contact person Venue
1 AKS Khan Centre for Excellence (ACE) Ltd. Mr. M. Wahib Khan
01952461802
wahib.khan@ace.edu.bd
Dhaka
2 Ayat Education Mr. Rahat Hossain
01682361625
rahat.h@ayateducation.com
Dhaka
3 Centre for the Rehabilitation of Paralysed (CRP) Mr. Salim Rahman
Manager, Rehabilitation Wing
Mobile:01730059601
rehabilitation@crp-bangladesh.org
Savar, Dhaka
4 CIB Foundation Dr. Waliur Reja
Head of Training
Mobile: 0191131455
cibfoundationbd@gmail.com
Dhaka
5 Japan Bangladesh Friendship Nursing Institute Dr. Ashiq-ur-Rahman
01754579123
ashik12_rahman@yahoo.com
Dhaka
6 Rural reconstruction Foundation (RRF) Mr. Abul Kalam Azad
01709966634
azad@rrf-bd.org
Jashore
7 SAIC Institute of Management & Technology Engr. Shamima Akter Marine
01936005812/01936002838
sptcdhaka@gmail.com
Dhaka
8 Specialized Geriatric Care Institute (Subarta Trust) Ms. Salina Akhter
01701294348
subartat@gmail.com
Singair, Manikganj
9 UCEP Bangladesh Mr. Md. Arif Nur
01816475764
arif.nur@ucepbd.org
Dhaka
10 United College of Nursing Mrs. Momotaz Khanam
019140013008
momotaz.ucn@gmail.com
Dhaka
11 Universal Medical & Technical Training Institute Mr. S M Shafiul Haque
01841490057
umttibd@gmail.com
Dhaka

 

 

Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of PKSF

Sl No Name of the Employee Designation Email ID
1 Mr. Md. Ziauddin Iqbal Sr. General Manager & Chief Coordinator ziauddinpksf@gmail.com
2 Ms. Kazi Farzana Sharmin Deputy Chief Coordinator (DCC) kazi.pksf@gmail.com
3 Mr. Muhammad Sayudul Huq Manager (Program) & Program Coordinator huqpksf1207@gmail.com
4 Ms. Iffat Ara Program Coordinator pksf.iffat@gmail.com
5 Mr. Billal Hosen Program Coordinator pksf.billal@gmail.com
6 Mr. Prosen Kumar Mandal Senior Accounts Officer prosenkumar303@gmail.com
7 Ms. Ashoka Das Assistant Coordinator (Database & Job Placement) pksf.ashoka@gmail.com
8 Mr. Mohammad Anisur Rahman Accounts Officer anis.pksf@gmail.com
9 Mr. Md. Imran Hossain Accounts Officer imranpksf@gmail.com
10 Mr. Md. Noor Alom Officer (Admin & Logistics) pksf.noor@gmail.com

For Contact: Md. Noor Alom, Cell: 01912992673

 

Progress of the Project (up to June 2022)

In Tranche-1, Addl. Tranche-1, Tranche-2 & Tranche-3 of the SEIP project, PKSF aimed to provide training to 38,600 youths from low-income families around the country through selected Partner Training Institutions (PTIs). From May 2015 to June 2022, around 28,351 participants (male: female 82:18) were enrolled in skills development training courses based on selected trades. As of June 2022, at least 26,579 trainees have successfully completed their training. Of them, 19,010 people were placed into employment from May 2015 to June 2022. The following table shows project summary in a nutshell*:

 

Sl. No. Indicators Tranche-01 Tranche-02 Tranche-03 Grand
Total
1 Project Period T1(May’15-June’18)
AT1 (May’19-Dec’19)
July’18-Dec’21 July’21-Dec’23
2 Approved Budget in BDT (Crore) 58.65 62.83 70.68 192.16
3 No. of Trades 13 15 17
4 No. of Training Institutes 21 32 27
5 Enrollment Target 11,800 12,000 14,800 38,600
6 No. of Targeted Batches 472 480 614 1,544
7 Job Placement Target 60% of Graduates
8 Enrollment Status Enrollment Target 11,800 12,000 14,800 38,600
No. of Total Enrolled Participants 11,811 12,005 4,535 28,351
% of Enrollment 100% 100% 31% 73%
No. of Enrolled Batches 472 480 182 1,134
No. of Enrolled Male Trainees 9,958 9,739 3,589 23,286
No. of Enrolled Female Trainees 1,853 2,266 946 5,065
% of Enrolled Female Trainees 16% 19% 21% 18%
9 Certification Status No. of Completed Batches 472 480 126 1,078
No. of Total Certified Trainees 11,673 11,765 3,141 26,579
No. of Certified Male Trainees 9,843 9,531 2,544 21,918
No. of Certified Female Trainees 1,830 2,234 597 4,661
% of Certified Female Trainees 16% 19% 19% 18%
10 Dropout Status No. of Total Dropped out Trainees 138 240 1 379
% of Dropout 1.2% 2.0% 0% 1.4%
Dropped out Male Trainees 116 208 1 325
Dropped out Female Trainees 22 32 54
11 Ongoing Training Status No. of Ongoing Batches 0 56 56
12 Job Placement Status No. of Total Current Trainees 0 1,443 1,443
No. of Current Male Trainees 0 1,116 1,116
No. of Current Female Trainees 0 327 327
% of Current Female Trainees 23% 23%
No. of Total Employment 9,213 8,151 1,646 19,010
No. of Self Employment 3,108 2,349 386 5,843
% of Self Employment 34% 29% 23% 31%
No. of Wage Employment(Including Overseas Employment) 6,105 5,802 1,260 13,167
No. of Overseas Employment 234 38 0 272
No. of Male in Employment 7,777 6,681 1,321 15,779
No. of Female in Employment 1,436 1,470 325 3,231
No. of Graduates Under Process of Employment 11,765 1,495 13,260
% of Job placement Against Total Certification 79% 69% 52% 72%
No. of Graduates (Considering 3Months After Certification) 11,673 11,765 1,953 25,391
No. of Graduates Employed (Considering 3Months After Certification) 9,213 8,151 1,269 18,633
% of Job placement (Considering 3Months After Certification) 79% 69% 65% 73%
4427 Trainees in Regular Prog, 38 in PWD Prog, 50 in OAY Training Program, 20 in Caregiving program.

 

Specialized Training Program
To conduct training for 400 Persons with Disabilities (PWD), 600 Orphans and Abandoned Youths (OAY) and 1,800 caregivers, PKSF signed three agreements with the Skills Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit (SDCMU) on 21 December 2021, 13 January 2022 and 17 February 2022 respectively. PKSF is implementing these components through some specialized Partner Training Institutes (PTIs) that have substantially proven track records in PWD, OAY and Caregiving training programs. These specialized training courses for 2,800 trainees under the aforementioned new components will be completed by 2023 under Treanche-3 of the project.

Key Personnel of the Project
Since 2021, this project has been brought under the leadership of Dr Md Jashim Uddin, Additional Managing Director, PKSF. Md Ziauddin Iqbal, Senior General Manager, PKSF, is the Chief Coordinator of the project.

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Contact Person
Md. Ziauddin Iqbal, Senior General Manager (Program) & Chief Coordinator (CC)
Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), PKSF
Email: ziauddinpksf@gmail.com