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BGMEA places skill development on top priority
May '12
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has placed skill development on its top priority agenda.

The skill development programmes, being carried out in collaboration with Government of Bangladesh and various development agencies, are aimed at stimulating a sustainable growth of the Bangladesh readymade garment (RMG) industry through employment generation, poverty alleviation and empowering women for the sector.

Under the Skill Development banner, BGMEA currently runs a number of skill training programmes through eight centers. The programmes are jointly funded by BGMEA and BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT).

The eight centres impart training to around 15,000-20,000 people, who are provided assured jobs in the garment factories.

Speaking to fibre2fashion, Mr. Faruque Hassan, Vice President of BGMEA disclosed details about some of the skill development programmes currently run by the BGMEA, which are as follows:

BGMEA-DYD Project in have not areas: The BGMEA, in joint venture with Department of Youth Development (DYD), is producing total 2112 trained male and female workers each year and is providing 100 percent job placement, which is secured in mid of total one month long training period.

BGMEA with Education Ministry: The BGMEA, in association with Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) under the control of Ministry of Education, is running a training center in Tungipara, Gopalganj district. This center is generating almost 500 trained people for the country's garment sector every year.

BGMEA in collaboration with LGRD: The BGMEA has an agreement with Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) under Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives (LGRD), for running a training center. This center is in Kotalipara, Gopalganj, which trains around 500 people for the apparel sector every year.

BGMEA and Ansar-VDP Academy: Through this initiative of the BGMEA, the apparel sector gets around 2400 trained people each year. Under this initiative, two separate centers are running two different courses.

BGMEA with BMET: The BGMEA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) with an objective of utilizing the best resources of its 27 Technical Training Centers (TTC). With this spirit, BGMEA launched a training programme in Faridpur Technical Training Centre, which trains a total of 500 people annually.

BGMEA's Training Activity in Bagherhat: The BGMEA has launched a training centre in Bagherhat district, with the support of Union Parishad. This centre also trains around 500 people every year.

BGMEA's Other Initiatives:
Involvement of Buyers: The BGMEA is involving the international buyers to create future workers with quality vocational training. For the purpose, BGMEA is developing a design on the skill development issue prioritizing the scope of employment. H&M has stepped forward withBGMEA with a specific plan of strengthening and increasing the number of trainees graduating with better technical skills a well as knowledge about their basic human and labour rights as well as responsibilities. This will, in the longer run, advance the industry and help it to meet its need for better skilled and qualified workforce. After the completion of training, the trainees will be guaranteed employment at a factory.

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