The International Trade Center (ITC) provides intensive training courses on improving sewing performance for 34 professionals from Tajik clothing companies and universities.

In Dushanbe, this five-day course was launched on February 22 and similar training course will be launched in Khujand, the capital of Sughd province, on March 1.

Under ITC’s GTEX Tajikistan team’s supervision, the experts from Skilift Consulting, an Indian management-consulting firm, are delivering the sessions for the two groups.

According to ITC Tajikistan, the training courses aim to cover the latest trends in sewing techniques for the clothing sector.  Participants will learn to improve their skill and sewing process and reorganize the production to achieve the best results, among other activities proposed. Besides the theory, the group will also have practical exercises on team management and training methodology for future operators.

Mr. Nanthakumar Kandasamy, the expert from Skilift Consulting, explains that the knowledge acquired in these sessions will help participants replicate their experience with other employees.  “Our goal is to share the know-how that can beneficiate several Tajik clothing companies. By expanding the reach of these lessons, we expect enterprises to improve by more than 20% of their productivity” Kandasamy said.

In addition to the courses, the experts from Skilift Consulting during March 8-12 2021 will visit selected companies in Dushanbe, Khatlon and Sughd.

During the visits, they will analyze the companies' sewing process, meet with the trained trainers, provide inputs on management as well as assist them in measuring the improvements in their production.

The International Trade Center's Global Textiles and Clothing Program (GTEX) is a four-year program funded by the Government of Switzerland.  The GTEX program provides support to Textile and Clothing (T&C) companies in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) and the Middle East and North Africa (Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia).  The program's goal is to promote T&C exports and to stimulate employment and income generation along the value chain.