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Liakat Ali Bhuiyan
General Secretary, CISC

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of Construction Industry Skills Council (CISC). Construction Industry Skills Council (CISC) is an organization which has been formed based on the National Skills Development Policy -2011. This council has been registered in Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & Firms under section 28 of the Company Act, 1994 consisting of eleven widely recognized construction related associations. CISC is a private sector agency, consists 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.This organization 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. In 2009-10 construction sector employment was 2.6 million where unskilled (31%), semi-skilled (37%) & skilled (32%). Current shortage of skilled labor is 68,000 and will increase to 282,000 within five years.At present construction workforce is estimated to be closer to 4 million and growing to 5 million by 2020.

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 andSudokkho project will fund the cost required for accomplishing its activitiesover 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. As a General Secretary (GS) of CISC, I am highly delighted that CISC is on track to make its goal into reality. I wish every success of CISC to make the construction sector more vibrant with global standard.