Ten representatives from Tajik educational institutions and clothing companies will attend an intensive tailoring course featuring the most modern computer—aided clothing design (CAD) technologies GRAFIS version 12.

This tailoring-centric Training-for-Trainers (ToT) programme is made possible thanks to the Government of Switzerland through the International Trade Centre (ITC)’s Global Textiles and Clothing Programme, in close cooperation with the Technological University of Tajikistan (TUT). The course is held from 02 to 20 March 2020 at the TUT Garment Training Centre in Dushanbe and is programmed and to be delivered by experts from Cadrus, a Moscow-based IT company. The GRAFIS CAD, version 12 was procured under the GTEX program for the Garment Training Centre.

The training course covers both theory and practical knowledge in designing and garment construction on GRAFIS program. GRAFIS is computer-based software, which combines both creativity and intelligence to accelerate the artistic process of creation of a model. GRAFIS saves time during developing models and layouts, reduces construction routine, improves quality of patterns and layouts, and expands the product range.

At the training course, the participants develop practical skills and creative methods of designing skirts and women’ pants on computer. They are expected to further transfer gained knowledge and skills to their students, colleagues, and employees.

This is the second short-term practical course organized in the the Garment Training Centre since its establishment in the end of 2019. The Garment Training Centre, established jointly by the ITC and the TUT, serves as a knowledge hub and bridge between the industry and educational institutions, and aims to supply the industry with a qualified skilled workforce in most efficient and effective way possible.

The International Trade Centre (ITC), supported by the Government of Switzerland, aims to increase the export competitiveness of the Tajik textile and clothing sector by supporting sector companies, and as well as relevant trade support institutions from both public and private sectors.