Partnership Between ATDC And AICTE To Offer Courses

Apparel Training and Design CentreApparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) signed a MoU with All India Council of Technical Training (AICTE), to offer B. Voc Programmes in apparel manufacturing & entrepreneurship and fashion design & retailing.

“With the ever increasing requirement of skilled-youth in the rapidly growing Fashion related sectors, there is distinct rise in demand for skill-education courses from the new generation,” ATDC said in a statement. “This is an attempt to reduce the growing gap between skilled manpower requirements and availability in the apparel industry,” it said.

According to the MoU, 30 training centres of India’s largest vocational training provider, ATDC have been approved by AICTE as ‘Skill Knowledge Provider’ (SKP) under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSFQ) Scheme.

The NSQF is a nationally integrated education and competency based skill framework that will provide for multiple pathways, both within vocational education and vocational training.

“This initiative will go a long way in promoting skill based competency modules to be part of the skill certification levels where a student can undergo skill based learning in textile, apparel and fashion sectors systematically,” ATDC explained.

In the first phase, the B. Vocational programmes will be offered by select 7 ATDCs already in the apparel textile clusters across the country which include its centres at Jaipur, Okhla, Noida, Faridabad, Tirupur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar.

“For degree courses, the MoU will facilitate us to offer new generation vocational course that addresses critical knowledge and skill sets required to make the candidate ‘industry ready’ right from the start and also become a young-entrepreneur,” Mr. Darlie Koshy, CEO of ATDC said.

The ATDCs have state-of-the-art infrastructure in terms of training equipment and human resources to offer two programmes, like B. Vocational in Apparel Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship and B. Vocational in Fashion Design & Retailing.

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