Enterprise based training (EBT) is progressing with a second major producer, Fakir Apparels, coming on board. Work has begun to build the company’s EBT capacity and it will soon begin training its workers in the Sewing Machine Operators course. This will allow their skills to be recognised and positions upgraded.
Two NGOs, UCEP and Muslim Aid, are also being prepared by CEBAI so that they can provide training to 480 members of the rural poor, with emphasis placed on including those with disabilities.
The Centre of Excellence is an initiative supported by ILO, the Government of Sweden, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).