Governing body and membership:
Based on the meeting decisions of Agro food ISC, three (03) representative from each registered organization/Association from sub sectors like BAABMA, BAPA, BFFEA, BLMA etc. are the members of the governing body of CEAFS. Along with the representatives of GOB (Ministry of education, labor & industry, DTE, BTEB, BMET), Donor agencies (ILO & Other international organizations), Foundations, Civil Societies and Trusts members will be members as and when required in the CEAFS as an observer member.
Organogram of Operational structure:
Bangladesh has a remarkable success in economic development during the recent years. Notwithstanding this success, unskilled labor has been a major impediment towards reaching a higher pace of growth. About 60% of the labor market of nearly 49.5 million comprise of youth (age 18 to 35). Out of this young labour force, about 40% or 11.9 million have little or no skills. Having low or no skills is a major reason for finding appropriate employment and earning. To address the above constraints’, formation ISCs and its COE to develop skills in relevant sub-sectors under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project of ILO. The ISCs have been formed as a tripartite arrangement of the GOB, Development Partners, NGOs and Private sector led stakeholders.
Centre of Excellence Agro Food Skills Foundation (CEAFS)” is a Training Institue of Agro-Food ISC for Agro Processing sector.CEAFS is registered as nonprofit entity under Joint Stock (S-10602/November 2009). CEAFS has been working in close partnership with NSDC secretary ILO and other national and international partners. It has conducted training of trainers (TOT) and trainings to develop capacity and knowledge within the industry. CEAFS aim is to emerge as a one stop services for industry driven training, research, course curriculum development and all other relevant skill development events in Agro-Food sub-sector. CEAFS would build its own capacity through national and international accreditation, certification, public private partnership (PPP) and public Private donor partnership (PPDP).CEAFS have been looking after various issues like the policy procedures, advocacy, monitoring of industry skill development practices including CBT&A, Apprenticeship & RPL training, KIZEN, SIYB, WISE, ETC.
Vision: Agro skills Bangladesh
- Skill development shared by the Gov’t, industry, employees and civil society. Targeting skills increasing 10-15% per year.
- Reform skill development in Agro food processing sub-sectors to access decent employment and ensure Bangladesh’s competiveness in the global market through improved knowledge, skills and attitude that are recognized for quality across the Global by 2025.
- Minimize skill mismatch (quality and quantity) for Agro Food Processing industry sectors targeting 25% 2021, 50%-2030.
- Ensure establishment of Digital Sonar Bangla.
CEAFS is a non-profit organization to promote one stop services for improving the productivity through skill development and profitability of industries and to adapt and develop new technologies with highest professional standard in Agro Food Sector.
- The CEAFS believes that poor and disadvantage are entitled to the respect, dignity, and equality accorded to other members of society.
- The CEAFS we constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve the greater impact.
- The CEAFS works with individuals, organizations and coalitions in a collaborative approach.
- The CEAFS values and promotes effective partnerships between industries, donors, gov’t agencies and other stakeholders.
- The CEAFS are responsive to gender and giving equal opportunity to poor and disadvantage individuals.
- The CEAFS conducts its business with integrity, accountability and honest and timely communication.
- The CEAFS believes, it is important to recognize the value of nonprofits’ work by investing in their organizations and their people. This includes providing learning opportunities for volunteers and staff, as well as compensation and benefits that are adequate to sustain staff members and their families.
Promote skills in agro-food for decent employment; enhance productivity, quality & profitability of industries through its contribution to getting onset status as middle income country (MIC) by 2021 and developed country (DC) by 2041.
- To improve productivity and profitability of industries in agro food sector ;
- To promote CBT & A, Apprenticeship and RPL to develop skills of poor and disadvantage people;
- To identify industry driven training & developing tools ;
- To adopt gov’t policies & strategies ;
- To enter into partnership with development Agencies, donors and Gov’t programs;
- Policy Advocacy for Agro-food sector;
- Public private partnership.
- Establish and promote One Stop Service Centre;
- Skill development through CBT & A, Apprenticeship and Recognition Prior Learning (RPL);
- Promote industry demand driven training courses, high performance productivity tools: KIZEN ;
- Strengthen institutional capacity to ensuring governance and gender equity ;
- Develop public- private partnership (PPP) in Agro Food Sector ;
- Establish Advisory Service cell for Agro Food Industries.