Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / C&A opens new vocational training center in Bangladesh
C&A opens new vocational training center in Bangladesh
26
Feb '13
The Dutch Ambassador Gerben de Jong opened a new vocational training center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This training center is an initiative of C&A and fully funded by the C&A Foundation. The new facility introduces a new course, specifically designed for industrial electrical wiring and safety, particularly in the garment industry.

This additional course will expand the existing curriculum given the number of serious fires which have taken place in industrial premises, and have been caused by electrical short circuits, or by overloading of the system. Existing courses include classes in plumbing, domestic electrical wiring, pattern making, sewing and mobile phone repairs.

“The Dutch Government has an active program in Bangladesh to support development. I believe Corporate Social Responsibility makes business sense. This aligns perfectly with our current policy: making the transition from traditional development to responsible and sustainable trade and investments. The welfare of the people in Bangladesh is leading. This new training center is a good example of how companies can take the responsibility to prepare young people for a professional career to contribute to economic growth of Bangladesh”, says Dutch ambassador Gerben de Jong.

In 2013, about 300 students can follow courses that will help them prepare for related career opportunities. The capacity of the center is planned to allow this number to go up to 1,200 students in the future.

The existing partnership between Grameen Shikkha and C&A led to the establishment of an earlier Vocational Training Center in Dhaka which was founded in 2008. In the meantime more than 2100 0 students have graduated from this original facility. The Grameen organisation is headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner prof. Muhammad Yunus.

“The Grameen organization is delighted to be associated with C&A Euro open for more than a decade. We have collaborated with C&A to conduct many social development and educational programs to serve e the poor and marginalized and the vocational training Centre in Kalma, Savar, Dhaka is the latest project in this long association. The center will provide training in vocational skills to almost 300 poor students annually”, prof. Muhammad Yunus stated at the opening.

Construction of the new Vocational Training Center was fully funded by the C&A Foundation, and the costs o of teaching will also be funded by the same e Foundation for a period of at least 5 years. CC&A believes it is vitally important to invest in a pool of qualified industrial electrical engineers.

This is an extension of C&A’s s partnership with Grameen, and our joint efforts in Bangladesh since 1996 to improve education and working conditions. Other projects in Bangladesh funded by C&A and managed by Grameen include water purification projects, mobile healthcare programs and education programs such as s primary education in the poorest areas off Dhaka.

About C&A Europe:

With over 1,500 stores in 20 European countries and more than 37, 50 0 employees C&A Europe is one of the leading fashion retail businesses in Europe. In the financial year 2011/2012 C&A Europe achieved total sales of 6.8 billion Euros. C&A Europe is an enterprise of Cofra Holding AG.

C&A


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Govt defers tax deduction at source provision under GST

E-commerce players in India will not be required to deduct tax on...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Future Group aims Rs 12,000 crore in fashion business

Future Group, which runs retail stores across India under various...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

AEPC & NSDL to help exporters with GST compliances

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and National Securities...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search