Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)
The Bangladesh Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) http://seip-fd.gov.bd has been drawn up by the Government of Bangladesh toward skill improvement among the technical workforce of various occupations. SEIP envisages improvement of job focused skills and up-skilling of the existing workforce toward ensuring availability of ‘required skills to industry standards’. The Program has been designed to provide for market responsive inclusive skills training activities among the selected training providers in the country.
These training providers will thus be able to work with industry and help facilitate industry growth and increased employment of skilled workforce. While pursuing its assigned skill enhancement activities, SEIP also envisages engaging in the process, through the apex policy making body, the National Skills Development Council (NSDC), various local industry associations and internationally recognized employer associations with substantial membership coverage of priority economic sectors and formally recognized by the government.
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.