The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) signed an agreement today to launch diploma courses for mid-level managers and employees of garment factories to develop their professional skills.
Tipu Munshi, MP, Honorable Minister, the Ministry of Commerce and Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Secretary, the Ministry of Commerce were present at the agreement signing ceremony held at the ministry’s conference room on June 29.
Khaled Mamun Chowdhury ndc, Director General, EPB and Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor of BUFT inked the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
Attending the program as a special guest BGMEA President Faruque Hassan expressed his thanks to the EPB and BUFT for taking the timely initiative of skills development courses for mid-level managers working in garment factories.
He stated that there was a visible shortage of skilled employees, particularly at the mid-level management section, in the RMG sector of the country and it’s a demand of time to finally address this issue with due importance.
He said against the backdrop of steep competition in the apparel industry, productivity improvement is an important strategic tool to retain competiveness in the world market alongside maintaining the market. One of the best options to enhance productivity is to make the workers skilled by imparting them necessary training, Faruque Hassan added.
H. M. Ahsan, Vice Chairman of EPB; SM Mannan (Kochi), Senior Vice President, BGMEA; Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Vice President (Finance), BGMEA; Md. Nasir Uddin, Vice President, BGMEA; Mohammad Hatem, 1st Vice President, BKMEA; Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees, BUFT; and Prof. Dr. S.M. Mahfuzur Rahman, Vice Chancellor of BUFT were also present at the agreement signing program.