A sharing session was held on achievements and contributions of the Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) to enhance the skills of RMG workers.
International Labor Organization (ILO) and CEBAI jointly organized the session at BGMEA Bhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday, according to a press release.
During the session, the achievements from an RMG project of CEBAI and ILO were discussed. The speakers highlighted how the project helped both workers and employers by providing dedicated training to develop their skills, which in turn contributes to the development of the apparel industry in the country.
Speaking at the session, ILO Programme Officer Khadija Khondker said some 1,300 graduates benefited from the project and over 900 of them already secured employment at different factories.
She added: “990 disadvantaged graduates attended the program, and all of them are currently employed in various RMG factories.”
Md Siddiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), suggested the CEBAI continue to conduct research to further modernize and improve the RMG sector and its efficiency with technological advancements.
He also urged the huge pool of talented youths to come forward and take the helm of the economy.
Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh Charlotta Schlytter, ILO Country Director Srinivas B Reddy, CEBAI President Md Atiqul Islam, Bangladesh Technical Education Board Director SM Shahjahan, Bangladesh Employers Federation President Kamran T Rahman, H&M Bangladesh Sustainability Manager Kiran Gokathoti, and CEBAI CEO Aftab Uddin Ahmad also addressed the session.