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  1. 1. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Workforce Development at Apex Adelchi Footwear Limited by Md. Mominul Ahsan Head of Human Resources Apex Adelchi Footwear Limited Dhaka, Bangladesh May 17, 2010
  2. 2. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises The Problem Lack of Skilled Manpower in Leather Footwear Industry
  3. 3. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Some Facts Skill Gap: Machine Operator, Technician, Supervisor, Middle Management, etc. About 30,000 skill labour shortage only this year World’s biggest Footwear factory is being set up by Youngone at Chittagong where they will be employing over 30,000 workers FDI is arriving in this sector particularly from Taiwan, China, and availability of skilled people will be the main issue.
  4. 4. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises The Parties to Achieve a Solution • Apex Adelchi Footwear Limited – a leading footwear manufacturer • PRICE (Poverty Reduction by Increasing the Competitiveness of Enterprises) - a donor (USAID) – funded development project • LFMEAB (Leathergoods and Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh)
  5. 5. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Project Objective To train 200 individuals every three months, resulting in a total of 2400 operators trained in three years and create employment opportunities in footwear and leather goods sub- sectors.
  6. 6. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises MOU Signing
  7. 7. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Operator Training in Dedicated Sewing Training Line
  8. 8. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises On-the-job Training in Cutting Department
  9. 9. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises On-the-job Training in Sewing Department
  10. 10. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises On-the-job Training in Lasting Department
  11. 11. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Contribution from Apex Adelchi Provide training space, training materials, administrative & technical support, utilities, etc. Complying all legal and regulatory requirements, including environment, health, labour and safety Contribution from PRICE Pay allowance to each probationer Trainee Operator, pay for some training materials, contribute in trainee selection, etc. Contribution from LFMEAB Facilitate the employment and placement of the trainees upon completion of the course.
  12. 12. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Community Impact • PRICE has the explicit aim of reaching people most marginalised from employment, particularly women and young adults. • Apex Adelchi Footwear Limited training scheme directly benefits low income communities by providing employment opportunities and skills training.
  13. 13. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Business Case and Scalability •Employee skill development is seen as the essential edge for companies competing in international markets. •Building skilled workers is a long term investment in core capabilities. •The scheme has proven successful and essential for scaling up existing operations.
  14. 14. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Results Summary • 2400 new people trained. • Expected increase in sector sales of US$ 10 million per annum • Sustainable training model developed which is transferable and scalable.
  15. 15. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Future Impact Apex/Association – Capacity development, productivity and quality improvement Pay allowance to each probationer Trainee Operator, pay for some training materials, contribute in trainee selection, etc. Facilitate the employment and placement of – trainees upon PRICE/USAID the Job Creation and poverty reduction completion of the course.
  16. 16. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Sustainability of the Initiative Industry/Association: Form an institute to run regular training programs to meet the growing need and create employment Pay allowance to each probationer Trainee Operator, pay for some training materials, contribute in trainee selection, etc. Facilitate the employment and placement of the trainees upon completion of the course.
  17. 17. 3 3 Poverty Reduction by Increasing PRICE the Competitiveness of Enterprises Thank you Pay allowance to each probationer Trainee Operator, pay for some training materials, contribute in trainee selection, etc. Facilitate the employment and placement of the trainees upon completion of the course.

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