The Technical University of Dresden (TUD), a leading German institution, will work to help the local workforce improve their skills in the production of technical garments in Bangladesh.

Local apparel exporters are struggling to grab a bigger share of the global technical apparel market due to the lack of skilled labor in the sector.

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TUD, in cooperation with the Center for Innovation, Efficiency and Occupational Safety and Health (CIEOSH) of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), will provide the local workforce technical support and knowledge, according to a statement from the BGMEA.

BGMEA and TUD have launched the Inno [email protected] project workshop “Fostering Innovation, Performance and Resilience through Leadership and & Modern Work-Design”, which will be jointly implemented by BGMEA, TUD and GIZ HELD.

Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA, said the collaboration with TUD will facilitate its transition to a higher level of competence for sustainable growth.

The collaboration will help capture a larger share of the global technical clothing market, he said.