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BGMEA stresses on skilled professionals to meet industry needs

Staff Correspondent
21 Jan 2024 19:15:38 | Update: 21 Jan 2024 19:15:38
BGMEA stresses on skilled professionals to meet industry needs
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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan highlighted the imperative to provide students with the knowledge and skills in alignment with the demand from the garment industry.

“As Bangladesh is moving towards value-added, high-end apparel items, this transition has resulted in rise in demand for proficient workers and professionals in the country’s ready-made garment industry,” he said.

Moreover, the industry is actively adopting technological advancements that necessitate a skilled workforce capable of operating advanced technologies and machinery, he added.

Faruque Hassan came up with observations while delivering his speech at a programme organised to celebrate the first foundation day of Chattogram BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (CBUFT) on Sunday, read a press release.

Speaking at the event as chief guest, Faruque Hassan remarked, “The fashion industry is incorporating sustainability across all aspects of its operations, from the materials it uses to manufacturing processes.”

“To address these evolving demands, our industry requires professionals equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills,” he further said.

Faruque Hassan said CBUFT would play an important role in equipping students with the skills required to perform in the increasingly automated and technology-driven landscape of the garment sector.

BGMEA First Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam, CBUFT Board of Trustees Chairman Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, CBUFT Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mohammed Obaidul Karim, BGMEA Director Abdullah Hil Rakib, Director Md M Mohiuddin Chowdhury, and CBUFT Board of Trustees Founder Member SM Abu Tayyab, also were present at the event.

CBUFT was established in Chattogram to create higher education opportunities, particularly in textile engineering, clothing, and fashion technologies and designs.