Industry Support Sought To Train Youth

Industry Support Sought To Train Youth

India-based Government Institute of Garment Technology (GIGT) is looking for assistance from the garment industry to provide polished training to the students for their better future and make them more worthy for the industry.

GIGT, which comes under the Punjab government’s department of education and industrial training, is at present training 136 students in certificate courses, ranging from sewing technology, surface ornamentation techniques and information to communication technology system maintenance.

Textile manufacturer PL Seth, however, said that the city-based textile industry is facing a severe shortage of technically-skilled hands as technological education institutes in the state are churning out students taught about obsolete courses and machineries.

He said the state government has not upgraded the curriculum in its relevant educational institutes. Outdated courses are being taught in these institutions while private institutes have not evinced interest in the field.

As per rough estimates, there are about 300 computerized shuttle looms for shawls, 500 looms for suitings, shirtings, blankets and tweeds, besides 5,000 embroidery machines in Amritsar only.

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