Intertek, a total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, has teamed up with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), to increase the level of skilled workforce in the country’s garment manufacturing industry via its training courses.
The fifth set of training courses will be provided by Intertek under Skills for Employment Investment Programme (SEIP) of the Government of Bangladesh that aims to create future leaders of the garment industry which contributes significantly to the economic growth of Bangladesh.
Under the training programme, Intertek, in association with BGMEA, will offer both classroom training and practical skilling as well on shop floor, to create practical awareness of quality assurance testing in the textile and garment manufacturing sector.
Markedly, the Intertek and SEIP partnership is aimed to offer an opportunity to selected students in Bangladesh to learn best practices in a world-class laboratory like Intertek’s that will allow them to achieve best in-class performance in the workplace.
Realising the same, Jalal Ahmed, Executive Project Director, (EPD) and Secretary, Finance Division, Finance Ministry urged students to utilise this opportunity to skill them with the desired quality to become a textile professional and contribute significantly to strengthen the economy of the country.
It is pertinent to add here that Intertek has a network of more than 1,000 labs and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries that deliver innovative and bespoke assurance, testing, inspection and certification solutions to customers world over.
With this latest collaboration in Bangladesh, the company will allow the country’s industry to create a pool of skilled labourers and again move in the direction to reclaim its second spot in the global export industry with quality products.
“By supporting the SEIP project, we are strengthening the Bangladeshi garment and textile workforce and supporting a new generation of leaders for this sector and our country,” said Sandeep Das, Country Managing Director of Intertek Bangladesh.