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RMG yet to woo prospective graduates: BGMEA

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The country’s apparel industry, despite emerging as the largest exporting sector, has yet to prove appealing to the graduates.

“It is unfortunate that our young generation after completing their graduation is yet to see the garment industry as prospective for job, even after admitting the contribution of the sector to the economy,” said Md Siddiqur Rahman, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

The reasons for their reluctance are attributable to the previous untoward incidents happened in the industry, especially in 2006, 2010 and 2013, he explained, adding that the incidents have created a bad image of the industry in the minds of common people.

His observation came Tuesday at a workshop that shared the contribution of the Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) towards enhancing skills in readymade garment (RMG) sector held at the BGMEA headquarters in the city.

Swedish ambassador to Dhaka Charlotta Schlyter, ILO Bangladesh country director Srinivas B Reddy, CEBAI president Atiqul Islam, Bangladesh Employers’ Federation president Kamran T Rahman and Sustainability Manager at H&M Bangladesh Kiron Gokathoti, among others, were present at the event.  

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