Promoting Productivity & Empowering Workers
The ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) has approved common competencies for five crucial textile and garment industry jobs and is piloting a scheme for certifying workers in those positions.
The five positions selected for the ASEAN Common Competency Program (ACCP) are sewing machine operator, sewing machine mechanic, sewing machine supervisor, merchandiser, and pattern maker.
This is the first time that a region has adopted common competencies for the industry and it is a milestone in the integration of ASEAN’s textile and garment sector.
Region-wide competencies will further textile & apparel sector integration by ensuring that workers meet performance expectations.
Factories offering the program to their workers or hiring ACCP graduates will know what to expect of them. Certified workers will have portable skills empowering them to seek out the best opportunities throughout the region as ASEAN pursues economic integration.
This certification helps our company reward skillful operators … I believe that in the long run it will help to increase our productivity.
Ms Evie Tjitromihardjo, HRD Manager, Leading Garment