Desk Report: Bangladesh textile and apparel industry is in a crying need for skilled professionals as the industry lacks skilled mid-level management. As a result, every year the country sees foreign employees take billions of dollars of hard-earned currency. To mitigate this dire condition Textile Today Training has taken the initiative to transform the professionals into efficient human capital through a comprehensive training program under Factory Skills Development (FSD) Program. For this, Textile Today and Northern Tosrifa Group (NTG) jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday on 4 October 2018 at the NTG factory premise aiming to create skilled professionals in textile and apparel industry.
Northern Tosrifa Group (NTG), one of the largest garments producers and exporters of the country , has the vision to become the best employing group of this sector by creating efficient professionals who will lead the textile industry in future. Keeping this daring vision in mind NTG has come forward along with Textile Today in which they will extend their hands to use their factory demonstration for the factory engagement of the FSD training program of Textile Today with the objective to train the industry people.
Mr. Tareq Amin Founder and CEO, Textile Today said his welcome speech, “Textile Today is working on three pillars- Promoting Sustainability, Human Capital transformation and Branding Bangladeshi Textile and Apparel. Day by day factory owners are facing lots of challenges. We need more skilled people specially in the mid-level management. We hope this signing will help to create efficient professionals for the textile industry”
Mr. Sharifur Rahman, Chairman, FAL said, “It’s a great initiative taken with the motto to increase the number of skilled professionals for our Textile Industry. I hope Textile Today will support in this regard”.
Mr. Naim Hassan, Director- Northern Tosrifa Group, Industry experts and brand representatives were present during the signing ceremony.
The FSD training program could be considered as first ever Industry Orientation Program for the textile professionals and students in Bangladesh. Experienced industry experts will train the participants to provide and share the taste of industry during the course of their study itself, which will give the trainees a real industrial exposure – not just training. In addition, as the demand of trained professional is growing that gives a big aspect to extend the training program further in the future.
Another aspect is that NTG will train their executives through this FSD program of Textile Today to make them top quality experts to meet the demand of the textile industry.
In the program, Textile Today is offering 5 Factory Skills Development Certificates under which there are 16 Foundation Training Courses. Participants will be able to choose Foundation Training Courses as per his or her professional’s need. Successful completion of 4 certain Foundation Training Courses will make participants eligible for 1 FSD Certificate. Two certificates winners will be declared as Yellow Belt FSD Professionals in Textiles, three Certificate winners will be declared as Green Belt FSD Professionals in Textiles. And participants who will be able to complete 4 FSD certificates will be declared as Black Belt FSD Professionals in Textiles.
Textile Today has been working for last 11 years for Human capital transformation and arranging many training programs to make efficient professionals who will lead the industry in future.