Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized an internal webinar to enhance the industry-academia collaboration to accelerate the organizational productivity, pragmatism of course curriculum, and the efficacy of overall training outcome.
The webinar was held on February 9, 2022, titled “Establishing University-Industry Linkages for Managerial Workforce Development: Sharing Experiences from Bangladesh Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP).” The seasoned industry experts, practitioners, and ADB officials were present. Professor Dr. Tanbir Ahmed Chowdhury, Director, Executive Development Center (EDC), East West University (EWU), presented the overall progress and achievements of the SEIP program and shared the experiences and knowledge with distinguished resource persons. He also provided deep insights into the 9-month Graduate Diploma in Leather and Footwear Management (GDLFM) program and identified various challenges to implement the target of the Graduate Diploma program. He also mentioned possible paths to mitigate the obstacle for implementing industry-oriented and practical skill and training programs in the Leather and Footwear sector in developing countries, like Bangladesh.