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Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

Category : Projects | Sub Category : SEIP Posted on 2021-03-01 09:23:15

PROJECT TITLE : Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)

Project Duration :

Funding Sources : PKSF Fund

Background :

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

  • 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.

Training Trades under PMK-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/Course
Age (Minimum)

Sewing Machine Operation

3 Months
Class V
15 Years

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
Mobile No
E-Mail Address



Progress of the project

Sl No
Session Start
Session End
Course Title
Trained up
Job Placement




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