Skills For Employment Investment Program
Bitbirds SEIP
  • BACKGROUND
    1. The economy of Bangladesh is growing steadily benefiting from reforms and increasing openness. Annual GDP growth has accelerated from 4.1% in the period FY1973-1978 to 6.2% in FY2008-2013. Excitingly, since FY 2015-16 Bangladesh has been experiencing more than 7.0% GDP growth which crossed 8.0% in 2018-19 that gives the country an aspiration to claim up to double digits. Literacy rate has increased over past decades, so has school enrollment, and particularly girls and women’s participation in education. Population and labor force is predominantly young with more than a third in the 15-34 age group in 2010. Bangladesh is well-placed to benefit from the demographic dividend up to 2050 and perhaps beyond due to decline in fertility rates which, combined with effective policies and markets, triggers faster rates of economic growth and human development
    2. This may be reinforced by the growth of labor productivity through skills development and technological progress especially Information and Communication Technology (ICT) driven move towards a knowledge economy. However, skill is recognized after infrastructure and energy as the prime factor to industrial growth, productivity, export diversification and producing high value products. It needs to be mentioned here that the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Bangladesh Country Partnership Strategy (for 2012–2016) identifies the low competitiveness of firms as a key constraint to growth particularly the low skills and low productivity of the workforce
    3. Foreign remittances play a very vital role in Bangladesh economy. Bangladeshi expatriates are the main source of this remittance. But most of the Bangladeshis working abroad are unskilled or semiskilled are sending very low remittance when compared to South East Asian Countries. For steady and higher remittance inflows, enhancement of skills of the aspirant migrant workers has no alternative.
    4. To coordinate the existing skills development and training programs sporadically being implemented by about 23 ministries and divisions, the Government has formulated National Skills Development Policy, 2011. To run the skills development programs in a holistic, coordinated and standardized way the Government has recently established National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) which will bring all skills development activities under one umbrella to ensure uniform quality and standard across the country. Side by side with the government’s fiscal support to the skills development programs additional source of funding will be ensured through National Human Resource Development Fund (NHRDF) which has already been established. Deserving public and private training institutes will benefit from this fund to carry on their training activities.
    SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT INVESTMENT PROGRAM (SEIP)
    1. Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a Multi-Tranche Financing Facility (MFF) Agreement with Bangladesh Government in 2014 in order to support long-term and comprehensive skills development efforts in Bangladesh assessing its potential contribution to higher GDP growth by skilling and up-skilling a large number of working age people in priority sectors. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is also co-financing the program in the 1st.
    2. Finance Division is the executing agency of the SEIP project while three Ministries (Ministry of Expatriate Welfare, Education and Industries), Bangladesh Bank, PKSF and 13 Industry Associations are partnering with this Division. Apart from this, BRTC under the Ministry of Ministry Road Transport & Highways is working with this project to develop 1,00,000 trained< and licensed drivers to drastically reduce road accidents. Support to Skills Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit (SDCMU) is working as the implementing agency.
    3. The Skills Development Coordination and Monitoring Unit (SDCMU) is headed by the Executive Project Director who is assisted by 04 Deputy Executive Project Directors, 10 Assistant Executive Project Directors and a team of Specialists. A Project Management Unit (PMU) is also working at Finance Division headed by Finance Secretary. Policy issues are dealt by the PMU alongside overall supervision of the project.
    4. ADB and SDC have been jointly financing the first tranche of the program and the industry associations are also sharing a percentage of the total cost. SDC is, however, not financing the second and third tranche activities due to their internal policy changes. The total cost of SEIP project for the entire period all three tranches (2014 to 2024) is estimated at BDT 3712.33 crore.
    BITBIRDS SOLUTIONS WITH BASIS-SEIP PROGRAM

    bitBirds Solutions is the member of BASIS and works with various areas of IT and ITES Software Development, IT support and Network Solutions since 2012. bitBirds Solutions is well equipped with competent and professional employees. To produce skilled manpower in this industry and to employ them, bitBirds Solutions has its own training institute named PencilBox Training Institute which has very well decorative and modern technology based well equipped training labs. bitBirds Solutions has its own pool of trainers who have the theory knowledge as well as the hands on knowledge to skill up the fresher. bitBirds Solutions directly offers job the best trainees and guides the other trainees to scale them up.

    NUMBER OF COURSES WE OFFERED:
    • Graphics & UI Design
    • Mobile Application Development- Android
    • Server Administration including Windows Server Management
    • PHP With Laravel Framework
    Highlights:
    • All the offered training programs are totally free.
    • The minimum qualification to get enrolled in this training program is Diploma/ Bachelor / Final year student from any discipline of public or private universities.
    • One trainee can do only one training program under this project.
    • Each trainee will be given allowance by the rules and regulation of the SEIP. Trainee conveyance allowance (BDT100/trainee/day) and refreshment allowance (BDT 50/trainee/day) will be provided by SEIP through trainee’s mobile/regular banking channel at the end of training and assessment on actual attendance basis. It is to be noted that at least 80% attendance for each of the trainees is required for being eligible for these allowances.
    • Women and People with special needs are encouraged to apply.

    These training programs will be implemented in PencilBox Training Institute. There will be a selection procedure to get chance in these exclusive training programs.

  • To enroll in any SEIP courses, an applicant must complete the online 'Registration Form'. To be more specific, trainee selection and enrolment process will go through the following process;

    SEIP Registration Form SEIP Registration Form
    STEP 1: ONLINE REGISTRATION

    Interested applicant can complete online registration using online registration platform of PencilBox Training Institute. For online registration, applicants need to provide following information:

    • Personal details
    • Educational qualification
    • All the related information of the trainee
    STEP 2: SHORT LISTING

    Interested applicants will be invited to sit for an admission test. The format of the admission test could be the face-to-face interview, written or both. Applicants selected through the admission test will be notified for enrollment through SMS and email.

    STEP 3: FINAL ENROLMENT
    • Selected applicants will be duly enrolled on submission of necessary records including
      • Photocopy of NID/BRC
      • Documents relating to academic qualification
    • A waiting list of suitable applicants will be maintained and considered in the upcoming/ next batches.
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    Personal Information

    Address Information

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    Present Address:
    Permanent Address:

    Academic Qualification

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    Review Information

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    Course Name

    Personal Information

    Full Name Father's Name Mother's Name
    Religion Gender Birthday
    Ethinic Group National ID Birth ID
    Phone Email

    Address Information

    Present Address Present City Present Postal Code
    Present Division Present District Present Sub District
    Permanent Address Permanent City Permanent Postal Code
    Permanent Division Permanent District Permanent Sub District

    Academic Qualification

    Level of Education Institute/Board
    Subject Passing Year

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