Over 10,000 rural women to be trained

Jobs in RMG sector

Hundreds of rural women of five northern districts will get a comprehensive training so they could find their desired jobs in the country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector, reports BSS.
The training is designed under the World Bank (WB) supported Northern Areas Reduction-of-Poverty Initiative (NARI) project, which aims to economically empower poor and vulnerable women from the northwestern region by facilitating their access to jobs in apparel sector.
The first batch of the training programme with 900 women will begin later this month, which will bring a total of 10,800 women from Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari and Rangpur in phases.
The three-month training for each batch will be on cutting, sewing and quality control while the trainees will also receive a monthly stipend of Tk800 for the training period in addition to housing, food, and job placement facilities.  The trainees may continue staying at the dormitories for three additional months in exchange of a subsidized amount for food.
The dormitories attached to the training center will accommodate 600 women for a transitional period of six months at a time. The trainees will also receive life skill training on city life adjustment, savings and remittances, safety and security, rights and responsibilities at the work-place, finding appropriate housing, contract negotiation and health among many others.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment coordinates the project while the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) is the implementing agency