TRAINING OF TRAINERS
‘Making in India’ made easy
n a move that could help India’s apparel industry to embrace the newage management mantras to stay ahead in the competition, ATDC TOT Academy, Gurgaon, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel (SLITA) held its first international training programme on “Lean Management”, a systemic method for elimina-
tion of waste within a manufacturing process. The five-day workshop in January was aimed at sharing the best practices in lean management that the apparel industry in Sri Lanka has adopted to successfully increase its production efficiency. “SLITA has proven itself as a practical
Safety key for skilling
n order to equip ATDC trainers with the knowledge of how to work safe in the apparel industry and what measures the workers can instantly take in case of a medical emergency, ATDC TOT Academy in Gurgaon organised a three-day workshop on ‘Soft Skills and First Responder for Medical Emergency’ recently. While the inaugural day focused on ways to improve communication skills and management of work-related stress, the talks on the following days highlighted the importance of health check ups, hygiene and personal protection measures, the do’s and dont’s for occupational safety. The workshop also enlightened participants in the fundamental first-aid measures in cases of fainting, cardiac arrest, cuts and wounds and in such other cases.
leader in this sphere and we are happy to bring such a workshop to the ATDC Faculty resources and professionals from the industry when the industry is seriously looking at options to be highly competitive,” Dr. Darlie O. Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC & IAM, pointed out as he inaugurated the workshop. Highlighting the importance of the lean manufacturing techniques for the Indian apparel industry, he pointed out, “Indian apparel industry needs to control costs, rein in wastes and improve productivity and efficiency. Time has come to commit ourselves to improve competitiveness, by adopting Lean Manufacturing Practices.” Shri Nawaz Mustapha, Director General, SLITA and Shri B.L.S.P. Nishantha, Programme Coordinator & Chief Technologist, SLITA conducted the training workshop that focused on topics such as Goals of the Lean enterprise, Financial Aspects, Value Engineering, Process Mapping, Standard Operations and Visual Management, among others.
Soft skills training
s part of its efforts to leave no stone unturned in turning the ATDC-trained candidates into fully accomplished professionals, ATDC Bangalore organised a three-day training of trainers programme on “Soft Skills, Teaching Pedagogy and Administrative Aspects” from February 24-26, 2015. Earlier, ATDC conducted a similar workshop where more than 100 students attended.
n view of the emerging challenges that the apparel industry faces as a result of rapid globalisation, ATDC SMART TOT Academy in Gurgaon organised a focus talk session on increasing competitiveness. Shri J.D. Giri, Director, Shahi Exports shared what the company does right to make it one of the leading apparel exporters of the country.
Digital connect: Training at the click of a mouse
TDC SMART Training of Trainers (TOT) Academy, Thiruvananthapuram commenced a new initiative to connect the trainers of the ATDC centres spread across the country with the available online platforms. In the first pilot project conducted in collaboration with ATDC SMART TOT Academy, Gurgaon, trainers of 12 ATDC centres con-
nected through Google Hangout and participated in the online training programme.
Wings to dream, via ATDC
ver 100 candidates were placed at the campus placement events held at ATDC National Head Office (NHO) in Gurgaon from August 4-14. A total of eight reputed firms interviewed the 472 candidates who flocked to the NHO from different ATDC centres spanning across the country with the hope of making the cut and giving their career a flying start. Leveraging the use of digital technology, the candidates from ATDC Patna, ATDC Ranchi and ATDC Bhubaneswar used the online platform Skype to face the
interviews from their respective centers. M/s Orient Craft Limited, M/s Modelama Export Ltd, M/s Myntra.com, M/s Lilly Fashions, M/s B.L. International, M/s Allied Export Ltd and M/s SABS Exports finally selected 117 candidates.
ATDC Indore organised campus placement for students who had completed the computer aided design (CAD) course during the past academic year on February 9. Participating at the campus placements, Amode Garments Pvt Ltd selected one candidate and M/S Falodi Garments recruited two, thus selecting a total of three candidates out of the six who applied. ATDC Indore earlier organised a campus placement for AVI and SMART candidates where M/S Indira Exports Pvt Ltd interviewed 25 candidates.
Shri HK Patil, Minister for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj (RDPR) and Shri H Prakash, Joint Director, RDPR, along with other Zila Panchayat officers visited the ATDC stall and appreciated its efforts towards empowering the youth.
Marching forward with knowledge capital A certificate distribution programme for ATDC Ahmedabad students sponsored by National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) turned out to be much more rewarding than what the students expected. Industrialist Shri Raman Lalbhai from Kalpana Garment who graced the occasion surprised everyone with great placement offers for all ATDC-trained students.
ATDC Dewas, Madhya Pradesh organised placement interviews for National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) sponsored candidates who had successfully completed Garment Construction Technology courses.
ATDC Gadag makes most of Udyog Mela TDC Gadag in Karnataka participated at a Udyog Mela that the Zila Panchayat Gadag organised to bring together recruiters from various industries and aspiring job seekers from the rural areas. Participating at the event held at Shri Reddy College, M/s.Shahi Exports from Bengaluru offered jobs to a large number of ATDC-trained candidates.
At the break of a new dawn
Those who were planning to start their own venture with the knowledge capital that they accumulated during their training at ATDC were not disappointed either. Chief Guest of the event Shri D.R. Patel, Deputy Director, Gujarat Backward Class Welfare Department, informed that to encourage self-employment, his department was providing loan with 10 percent subsidy within a week.
In a placement programme organised by ATDC SMART Skill Camp at Palakkad in Kerala, 21 of its candidates got selected for placements at the garment unit of M/s Augustan Knitwear Private Limited. M/s Sterling Enterprises, one of the leading human resource firms in Palakkad, participated at the placement programme on behalf of M/s Augustan Knitwear which has started its garment unit in Kanjikode, Palakkad.