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Lectra expands education program with National Institute of Textile Engineering and Research (NITER) partnership through aamra resources limited

Lectra solutions to help train future fashion professionals in Bangladesh

 1Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the National Institute of Textile Engineering and Research (NITER) in Bangladesh. NITER was created by the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) and Bangladesh Ministry of Textiles and Jute to provide quality teaching and training to the country’s garment and textile industry.

Due to changes in Bangladesh’s economic environment in recent years, the fashion and apparel industry is facing numerous challenges including time-to-market, cost and quality control. Bangladesh needs professionals with an in-depth understanding of the product development process. As a result, NITER has introduced the four-year Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering in conjunction with the University of Dhaka.

In February 2014, with the unwavering support of Aamra Resources, Lectra’s Bangladeshi agent. NITER became part of Lectra’s Education program by incorporating Lectra product development solutions, Modaris® and 2Diamino® into its curriculum. This cooperation enables students to gain a deeper awareness of pattern-making by equipping them with advanced skills on how to develop and modify patterns for improved design and fit.

“We are proud to become a Lectra education partner as this will help us meet today’s industry challenges,” says NITER Principal Dr. Engr. Md. Humaun Kabir. “Our students’ grasp of Lectra solutions will give them a competitive edge, especially given Lectra’s position as a global leader in innovative software and cutting systems for the fashion and apparel industry.”

“As with its customers in Bangladesh, Lectra is also very supportive of the education world. We believe that helping such institutions is key to training our future talented fashion professionals and therefore contributes to the continuing development of the country’s fashion and apparel industry,” says Yves Delhaye, Lectra Director for ASEAN, South Korea, India and Australia.

NITER is the first public-private-partnership education and research institute between the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) and the Bangladesh Ministry of Textiles and Jute that originally evolved from Textile Industry Development Center (TIDC) to provide quality education and training to enhance the overall productivity and efficiency of the textile industry.

Aamra Resources Limited (ARL) is the market leader in providing top of the line machinery, RMG manufacturing solutions, consultancy and support to the Bangladesh Apparel industry since 1985. ARL is regarded by its customers, as an essential backbone support to the 2nd largest producer of RMG industry in the world. The company is also the pioneer of computerized embroidery and CAD/CAM in garments sector in Bangladesh. For more information contact Shamim Masudul Haque, Email: shamim.haque@aamra.com.bd or visit www.aamraresources.com

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,400 employees and $270 million in 2013 revenues. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. For more information, visit www.lectra.com

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