The Construction Industry Skills Council (CISC) exists to provide specific advice on occupations and skills in demand and to identify key skills priorities in the construction industry.

The CISC consists of 17 representatives including Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Director Admin, and Director Finance and for daily operation it’s run by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), from the employer’s organisations with a temporary office hosted by the BACI.

CISC aims to bring about continuous improvement of the skills development system in the industry by bringing together employers, workers and government representatives. CISC’s key roles (in common with other ISCs) are to:

  • Monitor and review skill development practices in industry sectors
  • Provide leadership and strategic advice to government on skill development needs
  • Support the delivery of industry relevant training and/or professional development programmes for instructors and trainers
  • Improve partnerships between industry and public and private training organisations

Sudokkho and CISC work together in the following areas:

  1. Developing competency profiles for occupations in the construction industry
  2. Developing competency standards based on the National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework in consultation with the Bangladesh Technical Education Board
  3. Developing competency based training curriculum guides for training courses of around 200 hours, with inputs from experts recommended by CISC and private training providers (PTPs)
  4. Developing training and learning materials with inputs from experts recommended by CISC and PTPs
  5. Strengthening the capacity of ISCs to develop and accredit new short courses that assimilate into existing programmes or modifying existing qualifications
  6. Communication between Sudokkho and industry, and development of communication tools, systems and practices
  7. Promotion of the ITF within the construction industry. The ITF will provide financial support to industry-led initiatives to develop and implement vocational training systems that have an impact at sector level.
  8. Developing and promoting industry adoption of specific tools that can be used sector-wide, such as a skills passport system, or a pool of trainers and skills assessors

Any other area(s) which assist the development and promotion of skills training to the benefit of industry in Bangladesh.