UCEP strives for continuous development of its technical educational programs with a view to providing high quality workforces for decent jobs in the growing labor market of Bangladesh. The recent economic growth of the country projects a huge demand of technical workforces for fulfilling the requirements of various industries. Moreover, the Textile and Readymade Garments (RMG) sector accounts for higher percentage of workforce requirements to fulfill its growing demands. The available supply side scenario of skilled workforces of textile and RMG sectors shows a huge gap between supply and demands. Moreover, quality of skills and knowledge required for the industries are also in most cases missing compared to the national and international standard. This situation is continuing, so foreign experts are meeting these gaps to our Textile and RMG sector. Bangladesh will export high quality garment products in future for which highly skilled technical manpower will be required.
With a view to producing quality human resources particularly for the Textile and RMG sector, a specialized institute would help to fulfil the gap between supply and demands. UCEP has explored the potentials of establishing such a specialized technical education institute in a suitable location of Dhaka as most of the industries are clustered in and around Dhaka city.
To make the Shaheed Khalek UCEP Textile Institute (SKUTI) a center of excellence by providing contemporary international standard industry-oriented technical education in the field of Textile and RMG sector through high quality teaching and interaction with local and foreign industries and institutions.
· To contribute directly to the quality enhancement of the textile and apparel industry of the country.
· To supply skilled human resources to the industry, reduce the country’s dependence on international experts at mid and senior level.
· To inspire, educate and mentor students through learning-by-doing and integrated study, preparing graduates for success as future technology innovators and industry leaders.
· To advance trans-disciplinary learning, engagement and use inspired research addressing important national and global challenges.
With these vision and mission, SKUTI will offer high quality courses to attract students from home and abroad so that the institute can become self-sustained.
Curriculum will be developed in a systematic and rational manner. Value addition of SKUTI courses compared to other institutions will be continuously evaluated. Courses will be revised and upgraded regularly.
For developing the curriculum, the following initiatives will be taken:
a) Communicate with the GIZ, FCDO, JICA and other development partners for technical support and training.
b) English and Mathematics will be given priority in curriculum along with soft skills
c) Sri Lanka’s model could be followed for the SKUTI (Brandeis University).