Awareness Programmes & Workshops
AWARENESS PROGRAMMES & WORKSHOPS
Decoding foreign trade
n a bid to lay down the path for its students to follow their entrepreneurial dreams, ATDC Vocational Institute (AVI) at Indore organised a special lecture on entrepreneurship for those who had recently completed the Garment Construction Technology (GCT) and Apparel Manufacturing Technology (AMT) courses. Shri Pukhraj Kothari, former General Manager, District Industries Centre, Ratlam shed light on the current policies and scheme of the Madhya Pradesh Government that the budding entrepreneurs can take benefit of. In an one and half hour-long interactive session that followed, Kothari offered insights on the best ways of generating investment for their start-ups. Kothari also addressed ATDC Indore students earlier at a three-day entrepreneur development programme conducted by Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh (CEDMAP). “With the government schemes, you can get a loan for plant
Run for a reason and machinery or others assets as well as for working capital,” he assured the students at the inaugural session. On the concluding day, Shri N.K. Khare, GM, CEDMAP explained how the products can be best marketed. ATDC Indore, in cooperation with the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), also organised a one-day industrial motivation camp in November last year. Addressing the participants, Christopher Minj, Investigator, Electrical, MSME, pointed out that the Ministry takes care of most of the expenditure that young entrepreneurs incur for participation in fair or exhibitions.
ime could soon run out if we do not take the right steps now to save our daughters. This was the message that ATDC Indore sent out as over100 of its students along with faculty members took part at the first edition of Indore Marathon 2015 organised by Academy of Indore Marathoners (AIM). The five-km run went a long way in building awareness among the participants to the pressing issue of saving the girl child. They applauded the unique ATDC initiative at a time when the government’s Beti Bachao, Beto Padao initiative has garnered full steam.
Joy of learning T ATDC Indore shines at buyer-seller meet
n line with its efforts to connect with the youth and the unemployed, ATDC Indore showcased its array of programmes at a buyerseller meet organised by Regional Office of Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India at Grameen Haat, Indore. The four-day meet yielded over 150 inquiries for ATDC as the enthusiastic youth crowded the stall to know more about how the skill development programmes.
o those who have long been enchanted by the beauty of various jewellery products, ATDC Indore opened up a window of opportunity to learn the art and science of making them through a summer workshop in its campus. Eight candidates including two male candidates participated in the workshop conducted by ATDC Indore faculty member Smt Pooja Sharma. At the end of the 15-day workshop, the candidates learned to prepare western style jewellery using materials such as measuring-tape, buttons, embroidery threads, beads, stones, wooden beads, wooden ring, fabric beads, waste material, etc. More importantly, the workshop fueled the curiosity of the candidates as a result of which three candidates got enrolled in ATDC Vocational Institute course and one in Apparel Manufacturing (AMT). Earlier, in June, ATDC Indore also or-
ganised a 20-day summer workshop on block print and stencil that instilled in the participating 12 candidates a desire to undergo further training and explore the opportunities in the apparel industry. In November, Shri Prateek Likhar, Guest Faculty of ATDC Indore conducted a workshop on draping for AVI students. During the one-day session, the students learned the draping techniques.
o familiarise the students with the nuances of foreign trade, the technicalities involved in import and export of garments, ATDC Surat organised a workshop on “Importance of Foreign Trade” recently. Joint Director of Directorate General of Foreign Trade Shri Vegraj Singh along with Shri I. P. Chauhan, Assistant Director of DGFT offered a presentation on how to conduct import and export of goods. They also shed light on the incentives that Government of India provides to those involved in foreign trade. They emphasised that armed with
Enhancing manufacturing competitiveness
ith an aim to enable the small manufacturers in the apparel sector meet the pressing need for increasing competitiveness, ATDC Bengaluru organised an “awareness seminar” to promote the “Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme” of the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. Shri Gautam Chakravarti, Director and CEO of Gokaldas Exports, inaugurated the seminar organised in collaboration with National productivity Council on February 27. The joint collaboration of ATDC and NPC in implementing the scheme is a result of an MOU signed between the two organisations on June 18, 2014. In his presidential address Dr. Darlie O. Koshy DG & CEO, ATDC & IAM said that it is time for the apparel industry to take initiatives to become competitive in manufacturing practices. Addressing the participating CEOs and promoters of leading garment manufacturing and exporting companies in Bengaluru, Shri Chakravarti explained that lean manufacturing “needs to be a way of life” to cut down production cost.
Fabrics & fun education in the field of apparel sector, the students from ATDC can venture into export of garments which can improve their earnings and also help contribute to the growth of the Indian economy.
wenty students of ATDC Bhubaneswar along with two faculty members attended the National Workshop on Painting and Printing on Textiles conducted by Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal from November 22-23, 2014.
Peddler of dreams T
o inspire youth to join ATDC’s quality education initiative by enrolling in skill development courses, ATDC Nashik participated in a workshop on financial literacy and career in the apparel sector. Held at the open ground of Yeola Nagar Parishad, the workshop attracted over 200 prospective candidates. Chief Guest Dr. Dilip Menkar, Chief Officer, Nagar Parishad, Yeola, unveiled the myriad opportunities that the apparel sector offers and en-
couraged the student participants to benefit from the training that ATDC conducts in this segment. He also committed all his support in providing a larger space to ATDC Yeola for its better functioning.
Fruits of fashion
I Harnessing skill footsteps
o guide the students of polytechnics and fashion colleges interested in pursuing a career in fashion and manufacturing, ATDC Bengaluru organised a one-day seminar on fashion trends. Students from over 10 colleges from across the state gathered at the ATDC auditorium to hear the panel of experts from Bangalore University and managers from the fashion industry.
n line with its continued endeavour to establish its brand name and spreading awareness regarding the carrier option in garmenting /fashion designing, ATDC Ranchi recently participated at the launch of three-year B. Voc in Fashion Design Technology by prestigious St. Xavier’s College in Ranchi. To the delight of students, chief guest shri Areef Nadeem, Principal of ATDC Ranchi not only explained the scope and challenges of shining in the fashion design industry but also elaborated on the career-oriented courses that ATDC offers.
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