SEIP has been working for developing market responsive and job focused skills of the people through different training programs by engaging the industry associations to meet the requirements of different sectors. In order to develop skilled workforce for Shipbuilding sector SEIP has engaged Association of Export Oriented Shipbuilding Industries of Bangladesh [AEOSIB] through a formal contract signed on 16 January 2016 covering skill training of 10,000 Trainees. AEOSIB is a Government approved trade organization which represents the export oriented shipbuilding industries of Bangladesh. AEOSIB was registered on 18 March, 2010 with the Register of Joint Stock Companies under The Companies Act 1994, as a trade organization. The shipbuilding industry has been declared as a ‘thrust sector’ by the Government of Bangladesh due to its capability of bringing a large sum of foreign currency. It is also to be noted that due to high turn over the shipbuilding industry, in the coming years through contribution of this sector Bangladesh shall be regarded as a middle income nation.
AEOSIB is a non-political and non-profit organization. The aim of AEOSIB is to promote the development and wellbeing of the shipbuilding sector, namely shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh as well as to safeguard the interest of all, especially its members, engaged in development of shipbuilding industry of the country. The reputed Shipbuilding Companies who have been working with the association are highly qualified and experts in the field of ship construction. Most of them are Captains of Merchant Vessels, Marine Engineers, Naval Architects, Economists, Financial analysts etc.
Government of Bangladesh took the initiative for achieving economic growth as Middle income nation & SHIPBUILDING Training is a part of that vision.
We are one of the largest working force in South East Asia but unfortunately our workforce are mostly unskilled. The project undertaken by our Government will help this vast unskilled workers into a skilled one.
To have the industrial growth we need skilled workforce. At present we have less than 10,000 skilled workforce working in different sectors of the shipbuilding industry. But actual need is more than 20,000 as of today.
By the year 2021 the necessity of skilled workforce will rise to more than 50,000. To have such trained & skilled workforce we need to arrange training to achieve the target.
Worldwide industrial growth is booming day by day. Trained and skilled workforce in larger number are necessary to cope with the industrial requirement. In specific, Qatar will require more than 25,000 welders within 2022 for world cup. It is very high time for us to prepare our workforce through vigilant training to get the benefit from overseas employment.