These Competency Standards were developed by the Standards and Curriculum Development Committee (SCDC) that was established under the sub-sector Industry Skills Council (ISC) and with the assistance of the Technical and Vocational Education Reform project. This project is funded by the European Union, the International Labour Organization and the Government of Bangladesh.

The competency standards are the foundation on which new competency based curriculum will be developed that responds better to the needs of industry for skilled workers. The members of the SCDCs are primarily from industry but with representatives from the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB), Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET), NGO, and Private Training providers. Persons who will successfully complete the new TVET programs based on these competency standards will receive a qualification in the new National Technical and Vocational Qualification Framework (NTVQF).