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The Significance of Textile and Apparel Training Program in Bangladesh

Dr. Rezbin Nahar
The Significance of Textile and Apparel Training Program in Bangladesh

The industry has reached the point of transition, having recognized the training and research needs. An initiative dubbed “Setting Transformation Blueprint” for the textile and apparel industry has been launched by Bangladesh Textile Today to assist the sector and its enterprises in identifying and implementing transformational strategies.

The skill set and experience level of an organization’s employees are crucial factors in its effectiveness. It is necessary for every organization’s long-term planning to have training and development programs that are well-planned and well-executed if they are to reach their goals on time and boost the workforce’s skills, knowledge, and competencies. The board of directors and other stakeholders in any organization should design a training and development policy and programs that help the organization and its employees achieve their full potential. Instead of seeing training as a way to get out of the humdrum of the office and get a paycheck without contemplating the goal and benefits of education for themselves and the company, employees should be encouraged to take on greater responsibilities through structured training and development, along with research related to these. This will allow them to be confident enough to carry out their duties as well as those of the business as a whole. Consequently, the board and other people who are in charge should come up with training programs that will help them achieve their long-term goals.

Businesses must improve product quality, productivity, cost-effectiveness, supply chain, and work environment to sustain sector growth in the post-pandemic period (i.e., compliance). Prior experience must be paired with institutional learning to acquire competitive skill at the global level. To put it another way, significant HRD (Human Resource Development) efforts through education and training are required to strengthen our position in the global textile and clothing trade industry. For the RMG and Textile sectors, Bangladesh does not regularly offer highly specialized HRD programs like PhD or MS level education. A Post-Graduate Diploma in Apparel Merchandising (woven, knitwear, and sweater) is now available through BIFT, but it is only at the honors level. BUET, Bangladesh’s top technical university, has a few M.Sc. dissertation defenses on textile-related engineering and technology every now and then, largely by its own graduate engineering students.Its emphasis on high-quality research is vital in this sector for not only human resource development in Bangladesh, but also for the country’s competitiveness in the global market.

Training programs for industrial personnel in a number of disciplines are currently in high demand, ensuring the organization’s long-term viability. It is crucial for any country’s sustainable development. SDGs learning, training, and practice activities are designed to foster capacity development, networking, experience sharing, and collaboration. The SDGs mission is to establish well-informed and effective policies and strategies to jump-start the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030. Learning, training, and practice activities on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will provide participants with a strategic vision and practical understanding of how to identify effective sustainable solutions for their communities, whether they are in a country, city, village, or neighborhood. Policymakers and community leaders will need to have access to knowledge and information in order to come up with good policies.

There has been a need for qualified workers in the textile and RMG industries over the last few years, so some private-sector training providers have been providing need-based training for these industries for the last few years. Merchandising, clothing production, and courses on how the primary textile and RMG sectors work are some of the subjects taught at the six per-mature capacity training colleges that have been found so far. They don’t run their businesses very well.

The textile industry urgently needs technical skill development and research and development (R & D). Because of this, collaborations between industry and academia in the fields of spinning, weaving, finishing, and technological textiles are essential if Bangladesh is to reach industrialized status in the textile industry. As of now, printing (digital printing), garment washing and dyeing, chemical management and environmental sustainability, fabric technology, fully fashionable garments, 3D sampling and Industry 4.0, application of lean and industrial engineering, apparel marketing and merchandising, supply chain management, protective clothing, and denim development are among the training courses offered by Bangladesh’s various textile and apparel organizations. It has become clear that Bangladesh’s textile and apparel industries are making progress in diversifying and are looking for new ways to achieve success these days.

Employees in Bangladesh’s textile and apparel sectors need to be trained in new product creation in order to improve the country’s textile and apparel industries. There’s a pressing need for textile and apparel industry workers to be educated at both the research and shop floor level. Bangladesh’s government and the country’s leading textile and apparel authorities should take care of this issue.Bangladeshi textile and apparel industries are receiving assistance from the garment, and fashion industries. There are plans to train shop floor workers in the textile and apparel industries about fabric quality, garment manufacturing basics, shop floor management, and occupational safety with the help of the Bangladesh Fashion Institutes. These programs will be run with the help of the government and the Bangladesh Fashion Institutes.

It is a top responsibility for human resources (HR) experts to choose the best program for staff development. People in Bangladesh who work in the textile, apparel, garment, and fashion industries could use help from technology that uses big data and artificial intelligence to help them learn and research. Except for trained human resources, which may not always be readily available at reasonable cost, practically all resources can be obtained quickly and cheaply today. No trained resources can cause any organization to lose its competitive edge. The current imbalance of demand and supply of competent human resource is a result of prior hesitation by all interested parties, from the government to stakeholder associations and prominent firms. But blaming each other never works. To resolve the current and future crises, true commitment and feasible initiatives are required. But no action should be made without first assessing the issue. Before starting any capacity building project in Textile & Apparel sectors, proper researches and training program must be undertaken.


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