SCBTS creates employment opportunity in the Textiles Sector

SCBTS creates employment opportunity in the Textiles Sector

A new skill development scheme, the Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) is approved by the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday with an outlay of Rs 1,300 crore till 2019-20. The scheme will provide demand driven and placement oriented skilling programmes to create jobs in the textile sector.

Not only it will incentivize the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors but also promote skilling and skill up-gradation in the traditional sectors and provide livelihood to all sections of the society across the country.

The skilling programmes would be executed through textile industry/units, reputed training institutions related to textile sector, and institutions of textile ministry and state governments. It is expected that through this scheme, around 10 lakh people will be skilled and certified in different segment of the sector and one lakh will be in traditional sectors.

Job role wise skilling targets will be based on skill gap identified for various levels such as entry level courses, up-skilling/ re-skilling, training of trainers, recognition of prior learning and entrepreneurship development.

According to the statement, atleast 70 per cent of the certified trainees are to be placed in the wage employment and post placement tracking will be mandatory under the scheme.

–¬†Apparel and Textile News, Apparel Talk, Indian Apparel