India’s leading training body for apparel manufacturing, Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), aims to join hands with AEPC for implementation of the World Bank supported ‘STRIVE’ project for Industry Apprenticeship Initiative Cell.
Funded by World Bank, Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) was approved by Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) 3 years ago for a total cost of Rs. 2,200 crore (US $ 318 million).
ATDC will begin with this project in Tamil Nadu.
ATDC is geared up for various training initiatives like launch of Professional Up-gradation (Pro-up) programmes for exporters on-site basis for apparel exporters from January 2021 and to expand the work of Training of Trainers (ToT) through Apparel Made-Ups Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMH-SSC).
This and much more was shared during the 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ATDC by its senior leadership. Dr. A. Sakthivel, Chairman, ATDC & AEPC) presided over the AGM.
Post COVID lockdown, training is commencing in a phased matter from October 2020.
During the year 2019-20, ATDC has emerged as the biggest training provider through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) having got support from GAP Inc., Groz Beckert, HCL, ONGC, RECL and many other corporates.
ATDC is also putting its efforts towards rehabilitation of migrant labour and in Uttar Pradesh (UP) over 200 migrant labourers are being trained under RPL in ATDC Kanpur and ATDC is expected to sanction further RPL targets to be taken up in UP.