The Export Processing Bureau (EPB), under the Ministry of Commerce and BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) are jointly offering postgraduate diploma courses at BUFT campus, and focused on skills development including reskilling and upskilling to sustain the industry’s competitiveness in the fourth industrial revolution era (4IR).
The PGD orientation program for the second batch of students and certificate distribution ceremony for the first batch students was held on 19 January 2023 at BUFT Multipurpose Hall on BUFT premises.
BUFT is fortified with other modern machines like pattern lab, Nonwoven lab, Fashion Photography lab, etc. It is furnished with various outstanding facilities for extra-curricular activities.
At present three programs are running at BUFT which are as follows: Garment Business Management, Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Management.
The event was delighted by Tipu Munshi, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Commerce, GoB, Abdur Rahim, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, GoB; A.H.M. Ahsan Vice Chairman, EPB, GoB; Faruque Hassan, President, BGMEA; Mohammad Hatem, Executive President BKMEA; Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman, Vice Chancellor, BUFT. They were present as the Chief Guest at the event.
With the rapid advances of technologies, workers and professionals who are skilled enough to operate advanced machinery and conduct complex and sophisticated production can process.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said, “While automation in the industry will pose new challenges, it will also increase productivity and competitiveness. We need to reap the benefits of industry 4.0 through skills development.”
Besides that, Tipu Munshi, Ministry of Commerce said, “A talented workforce is essential to run a successful organization. The government is making a lot of effort to encourage the development of a skilled labour force. Still today, many textile factories are managed by knowledgeable foreign managers.”
“By implementing such specialized training programs, it will lead to more skilled employees and less reliance on foreign labour,” he added.
Md. Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, MP, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), BUFT. Other BUFT BoT Members, Treasurer, Registrar, Deans, Heads of offices, Faculty members, staff and students added value in the program.
The program was ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, BUFT.