Proposal for ISCs for Bangladesh

This paper sets out a rationale and proposal for the establishment of a network of Industry Skills Councils (ISC) in Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, the initial NSDC recommendation for a network of industry skills working groups was further refined through the development of the draft National Skills Development Policy prepared during 2009 and finalized by the government in 2010. In the section dealing with a strengthend role for industry in skills development, the national policy recommends that:

“industry should be organized on sectoral lines to provide specific advice on occupations and skills in demand, and to identify key skills project priorities for their sector. Government and industry will implement these arrangements through a network of tripartite Industry Skill Councils (ISCs).”(ILO, 2009, p. 17)