When skill shortage is seen a major constraint to steady growth of the country's apparel industry, in-house training for skill development of garment employees and workers has become a panacea bringing in huge benefit to this sector.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in a recent article has observed that companies are gaining from the in-house training when the employees and workers are earning more as well. In the article, ILO also shared the experiences of employers and employees in reaping the benefits of the training.
"The factory spends a significant amount to manage the training centre, but the overall benefit is much higher than the management cost," said Nasim Ahmed, Director of Knit Concern Group. The Knit Concern is one of the 10 companies which have launched in-house Enterprise Based Training (EBT) centres with support from the ILO Centre of Excellence.
Also supported by Sweden and multinational clothing-retailer H&M, the activities of the EBT centres are being carried out in collaboration with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the Ministry of Education.
source – BSS