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Between The Covers 04

in focus

To give a further thrust to ‘Skill India’ initiative, ATDC has collaborated with DGE&T (Ministry of Labour & Employment), AICTE (Ministry of HRD) and RGNIYD (Ministry of Skill Development) to launch a bouquet of industry–relevant programmes to create the ATDC Version 3.0 and create new opportunities for youth especially men and women in rural hinterlands

SHRI VIRENDER UPPAL, CHAIRMAN, AEPC, ATDC & IAM

open dialogue

The Quality Thrust 1 2 flashlight Apparel’s Own Country... With new generation long-term programmes, state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class facilities and highly trained faculty — ATDC is set to infuse “employability” and entrepreneurship in Kerala's youth to help realise the Government's 'Make In India' initiative

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ATDC makeover for ‘Vibrant Gujarat’

l Skill thrust for Rajasthan l Making youth ‘employable’ in WB l Sewing future for Rajasthan youth l N-E set for ‘employability’ push: Dr. Panda l Jodhpur MLA tracks skill trail

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stories to tell

l Linking marginalised with world l Pursuing excellence

Chief Patron: Sh. Virender Uppal, Chairman, AEPC, ATDC & IAM Honorary Managing Editor: Sh. Hari Kapoor, Vice-Chairman, ATDC

l Setting international benchmark l Injecting entrepreneurship l Preparing entrepreneurs via quality thrust l Self-reliance is the key

l ATDC Indore shines at buyer-seller meet

l Appreciation galore/When going gets tough...

l Decoding foreign trade

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l Enhancing manufacturing competitiveness

in summary The long-term programmes under the ATDC Version 3.0 are going to bring a quality thrust for millions of youth who want to make a successful career in the apparel sector, says Dr. Darlie O. Koshy

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‘Making in India’ made easy

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Placements / Industry Linkages

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Certificate distribution / Initiatives ...AND MUCH MORE

SMART NewZine is a publication of ATDC. All rights reserved. Contents from SMART NewZine may be reproduced with permission of the editor. Feedback/ suggestion/ articles/ advertisements may be sent to: smartnewzine@atdcindia.co.in

Cover Design: IANS Team CONTRIBUTORS: ATDC FIELD AND STATE-LEVEL TEAMS

Chief Editor: Dr. Darlie O. Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC & IAM Editor: Ms. Aanchal Prabhakar Jagga Content and Design: IANS Publishing

After launching back-to-back “Make in India” and ‘Skill India” initiatives, the Central Government has announced 2015 to be the “Year of Skilling”. The general budget 2015-16 has also clearly reflected the focus on enhancing the industry participation in training and skill upgradation. Thus, the goal of the government is to bring “employability” with tailor-made, need-based programmes for specific age-groups. According to Hon’ble Prime Minister, “Skill India” mission will embrace youth who are jobless, college and school dropouts — along with the educated ones — to be a part of the skilled Indian workforce and add value to our economy in a more organised and productive manner. To give a further thrust to the Quality education, ATDC has collaborated with DGE&T (Ministry of Labour & Employment), AICTE (Ministry of HRD) and RGNIYD (Ministry of Skill Development) to roll out a bouquet of NSQF-based skill framework that will provide better “employability” and career progress. ATDC now looks forward to consolidate the skill gains and scale of the Pilot Phase of SMART project with optimised number of Centres but more stress on quality and practical training. If we witness today, the ever changing technologies and the pressing need for increasing competitiveness in the apparel industry are necessitating the need for even more trained technology-savvy workforce and professionals at various levels. With the changing focus and to address the shortage of skilled workforce and competent professionals in a significant manner, ATDC has entered into a Flexi-MoU with DGE&T that aims at imparting employment-oriented training to the youth at the National Level. ATDCs have state-of-the-art infrastructure in terms of training equipment and human resources. The B. Voc (Bachelors’ in Vocational Education) Programmes being introduced will have a suitable mix of general-education and skill-development components based on the NSQF as per AICTE prescribed framework. The B.Voc courses give thrust to junior to middle management & supervisory professionals which are in significant demand due to new technological and IT interventions in the apparel-retail industries. The ATDC initiatives for the period ahead are significant ones as these 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-design and even retail sectors systematically. Such an arrangement would encourage employability and also flexibility to pursue formal education to take up appropriate jobs in the Fiber-to-Fashion value chain. As ATDC heralded the large scale skill training in Apparel sector on a pan-India basis, we are proud to announce that our prestigious ISDS MOT, GOI (“SMART”) project is completing the pilot period on 31st March, 2015, moving on to even higher levels of quality balancing with number. I am hopeful that the new generation training programmes and B. Vocational (B.Voc) courses will give thrust to junior to middle management professionals which are in significant demand due to new technological and IT interventions in the apparel-retail industry. The move will not only be helpful in skilling the youth but also resonate in the “Make in India” pitch in the global apparel and textiles industries.

Smart newzine spring 2015  

SMART NewZine Spring Issue Vol. 3 / Issue 12

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