Complying with the Prime Minister’s Skill India campaign, Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), has trained more than 1,86,000 youth in various aspects of garment production under the textile ministry’s Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) and is all set to cross the 2 lakh mark by October this year.
Not only did it manage to impart skills to hundreds of thousands of youth, ATDC, the country’s biggest vocational trainer in garment sector, also successfully helped more than 70 per cent of them get jobs with apparel exporters, ATDC chairman Ashok G Rajani, said on the occasion of the first anniversary of Skill India campaign.
‘Skill India Campaign’, as the name suggests, was launched in July 2015 with a vision to achieve the objective of skilling India with ‘speed, scale and standards’. ATDC has been comprehensively contributing towards it by skilling hundreds of students every year especially in the ‘sunrise’ apparel or fashion industry in the country, an ATDC release said.
“The 2,00,000 mark is not far away and I congratulate the entire team…,” Rajani said at one of the functions organized by ATDC across the country to mark the Skill India campaign anniversary, which is also observed as the UN world Youth Skill Day.
ATDC had organized a series of competitions and workshops in all its major centres – Gurgaon, Indore, Faridabad, Chennai Guindy, Patna, Okhla, Kanpur and Ranchi on the occasion. Alumni meets were also arranged wherein the ex-trainees counseled the students, enabling them to choose a career path in apparel sector
Speaking on the occasion Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC believed apparel sector has the unique potential to employ youth and women (18-50). The ATDC has varied courses for the students to help them gain lifelong skills to earn and enjoy their work.