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Bangladesh industry and Germany agency sign MOU for skills training

BGCCI and German development cooperation agency GIZ have signed a MoU to offer skills training to mid-level managers of the ready-made garment sector in Dhaka. The MoU was signed under the Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards (PSES) programme. PSES is a joint project of the governments of Bangladesh and Germany, implemented by German development cooperation agency GIZ.

High officials of Bangladesh German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BGCCI) and German development cooperation agency GIZ inked the deal on behalf of their respective sides. The agreement is to start providing technical, vocational and educational trainings (TVET) to RMG factories through a pilot school by Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM).

As a part of the pilot project, around 300 mid-level workers from more than a hundred factories are set to attend the programme. BGCCI executive director Daniel Seidl said, “Ready-made garment sector is lacking the skill required to make better quality clothes that give higher revenue and it is high time we address the shortage of skilled workers and mid-level managers in the industry.” GIZ Country Director Olaf Handloegten adds, “The lack of qualified workers and mid-level managers is a key constraint to the growth and diversification of Bangladesh’s export oriented RMG and textile sector.”