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Garment Industry Management Institute is the leading consulting and training institution in Sri Lanka for the apparel industry. Established in 1990 and recognized by the Sri Lanka Government authority on vocational training, the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), the Garment Industry Management Institute (GIMI) has successfully trained over 15,000 students and over 20,000 Apparel Managerial, Executive and Supervisory personnel since its inception.

GIMI programmes are the most sought-after qualifications in Sri Lanka for all technical and managerial positions in the Apparel industry. These include, courses of study relating to Production, Work Study / Industrial Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics, Quality Management, Merchandising, and Pattern Making.

In the Academic and Vocation courses delivered by GIMI, school leavers are provided with extensive theoretical and practical learning to be ‘work-ready’ in the industry. Our students are gainfully employed in leading apparel factories and buying offices in all continents across globally. GIMI qualifications are nationally recognized by the Foreign Employment Bureau of Sri Lanka for overseas employment.

GIMI consultants have been engaged in Productivity Enhancement of Apparel Factories globally and as Factory Development Specialists by many international development agencies including the International Labour Organization (ILO). GIMI has been retained by many new enterprises in the training of all levels of technical staff at the pre-operational stage and has executed several ‘train-the-trainer’ assignments in developing the sewing skills of new machine operators. Our team of consultants and trainers have functioned as Consultants, Trainers and Corporate Managers to over 500 leading apparel manufacturers, chambers of commerce and international organizations across the globe. These include private and public sector entities in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Suriname, Columbia, Mexico, Italy and Switzerland. Our team has been retained by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as productivity development consultants since 2002



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.


Courses we Offer :

  • Diploma in Global Apparel Management & Technology
  • Certificate in Pattern Making & Grading
  • Certificate in Work Study
  • Advanced Certificate in Pattern Making & Grading for Intimate Garments
  • Executive Certificate in Fashion Marketing & Merchandising Management
  • Computer Aided Pattern Making Grading and Marker Making