Since 2010 the stakeholder of construction Industry and their Associations (Specially BACI) were involved in the activities of Skill Development Project under Ministry of Education funded by Asian Development Bank and represented in Construction Sector working Committee. They used to contribute in every field of activities till the completion of the project. National Skill Development Council has been formed to implement the Skill Development Policy, 2011. Thereafter, Construction Industry Skill Council (CISC) has been formed nine business associations representing different parts of the construction sector, one professional body (BACE) representing construction professionals and one labour organization (NCCWE) representing construction workers.
CISC is a non-profit organization and work to create linkage between industries and TVET bodies for promoting industry driven skill development trainings. CISC is working as a center of contact to leverage all sorts of skills development issues coordinating between Government, Labor market and private sectors. CISC will make sure whatever needs to be done for ultimate development skills status in construction sector of Bangladesh. CISC identifies skills demand & gap, monitor quality of skills training and ensure availability of sufficient skilled labors for the employers. CISC is also developing Competency Standards, Curricula, Competency Based Learning Materials (CBLM), Competency Skills Log Book (CSLB), Accreditation Documents for skills training. CISC identify and assess capacity of private training providers to be RTO, developing assessors and trainers. Like other Industry Skills Council, CISC is also working closely with National Skills Development Authority (NSDA), Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB), Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and others stakeholders. At present CISC is being supported by Sudokkho and Skills for Employment Investment program (SEIP), Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Initially, the operational costs of CISC will be financed by a grant from the SEIP and Sudokkho project will fund the cost required for accomplishing its activities over three years (2017- 2020). It is anticipated that CISC will initiate its own income generation activities over time through which it can prove itself as sustained and independent.