GIMI – Garment Industry Management Institute is the only institution which provides an opportunity for school leavers to enter the apparel industry and learn from the basics. Established in 1990 and registered with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), the Garment Industry Management Institute (GIMI) has successfully trained over 15,000 students whilst ensuring that all secure internship training and employment. At GIMI, students have a wide choice of courses which can be studied in English medium as well in English / Sinhala mixed medium. GIMI programmes are the most sought after qualifications for positions relating to Production, Work Study, Merchandising, Quality and Pattern Making.
Garment Industry Management Institute (GIMI) Apparel courses encompass the fundamentals as well as the most modern concepts and techniques in the management of garment factories. Initially the Courses cover an in-depth understanding of all functions in the making of apparels and thereafter progresses to teach latest developments in industrial engineering, merchandising management, lean manufacturing and supply chain functions. All courses are absolutely practical and provide many insights into all functions and sections in a garment factory. This comprehensive learning and the practical experience students receive through internship training enables a school leaver to join a factory and start work with a lot of confidence and skill. GIMI courses can be described as the stepping stone for a young school leaver to embark on an attractive and highly paid career with ample job opportunities in Sri Lanka or abroad. Our students are gainfully employed in leading apparel factories and buying offices in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam in addition to many other countries. Our past students occupy senior positions in the industry. This confirms the national and international recognition for GIMI qualifications.
The faculty comprises of highly qualified and experienced professionals employed in leading apparel exporting companies. These professionals have hands-on managerial experience in technical & support functions and are exposed to modern technology, production management systems and industrial engineering techniques.