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New centre in Sri Lanka to train youth for garment industry

A collaborative initiative between Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) and the District Secretary for Mullaittivu and garment industrialists to establish a new garment factory in Sri Lanka has given a pathway to a new training centre. The training centre has been launched in order to train potential 35 ladies and youths who are later expected to join the garment industry. Introduced by Global Design Tex (Pvt.) Ltd., the training centre will provide garment industry job opportunities […]

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GIGT (India) seeks industry support to train youth for tomorrow

India-based Government Institute of Garment Technology (GIGT) is looking for assistance from the garment industry to provide polished training to the students for their better future and make them more worthy for the industry. While underlining that modern machines in the garment and textile industry are being imported at unit cost of nearly Rs. 2 crore, Jatinder Singh, Principal, GIGT, highlighted, “Once the construction work is done at the Hall Gate, I will request the […]

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Urja 2017: ATDC decides next course of action

Urja 2017-Regional Managers’ Meet of India’s Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) – largest quality vocational training provider in the garment industry of the country, has not only sets its eye on the new financial years’ skilling targets but also attempted to chart a new roadmap for taking up fresh projects and programmes under various skill ministries of State Governments. The two-day intensive meet was held at the ATDC National Headquarter in Gurgaon, Haryana recently. […]

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Madhya Pradesh (India) puts Skill Development at top of its agenda

An MoU has been signed between Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) and Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM) to train 10,000 youth every year. Chief Minister of the state Shivraj Singh Chauhan and other dignitaries were present on the occasion of MoU signing. The CM said, “Skill development is the need of the hour. It will make the huge population of the country our strength.” The MoU has been inked initially for the […]

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India’s ATDC launches ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ programme in Punjab

Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest quality vocational training provider in the garment industry, has launched “Recognition of Prior Learning” (RPL) Programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana ( PMKVY) 2.0, the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, at the factory premises of KG Exports in Ludhiana, Punjab, on 8th, May, 2017. RPL is a robust platform to provide recognition to the skills acquired through informal learning and bring […]

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Mahendraganj (Meghalaya) gets apparel production centre

Meghalaya Resource and Employment Generation Council recently inaugurated the first-ever apparel production centre at Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya, India, set up by the Guwahati-based Voluntary Association for Social Upliftment (VASU). Equipped with 25 machines, the production centre has been established through funding from Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Meghalaya, and will accommodate 25 working professionals to produce high-quality apparel and garments. During the inauguration programme, Chairperson of the […]

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Ludhiana’s (India) textile industry draws out 10 demands

Newly formed State Government in Punjab (India) has decided to prepare a new textile policy with special focus on aligning it with Central Government’s textile policy. Punjab Government is taking suggestions from the industry and various meetings have also been conducted in this regard. One such meeting was held in Ludhiana also in which Mahesh Khanna, GM, DIC, Ludhiana discussed the requirements with leading textile players of the city. Ajit Lakra, President of the Ludhiana […]

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Labour shortage pushes India Today Fashions to start factory in Gurgaon

Though Jaipur (India) is a cost-effective garment manufacturing hub, especially when compared to Delhi-NCR, but labour shortage is an issue there which forced India Today Fashions, an apparel exporter based in the region, to start a new unit in Gurgaon (Haryana). The company is well aware with extra cost of production that it will have to bear in Gurgaon, coupled with logistic cost and that it will have to coordinate from Jaipur…, but as the […]

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CII-Avantha to organize training programme on Root Cause Analysis

CII – Avantha Centre for Competitiveness for SMEs, an India-based consultancy, is organizing a two-day Training Programme on ‘Root Cause Analysis and Advanced Problem Solving Tool’ on 16th – 17th May 2017 in Chennai, India. The training programme will cover advanced problem solving tools such as relations diagram, affinity diagram, and more. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a problem-solving method aimed at identifying the root causes of problems. It is believed that problems are best solved by attempting to correct […]

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Covestro, STEM set-up ‘Mini Science Centres’ in Greater Noida (India)

Germany-based Covestro AG, the global manufacturer of high-performance polymer materials, in collaboration with STEM Learning Pvt. Ltd., has inaugurated a mini science centre at Jesus & Mary Convent School, Greater Noida, India. This centre aims to enhance awareness among teachers and students about the value of learning, with a special focus on science and mathematics. The proposed centre will be placed closer to Covestro India’s plants and office locations. According to Covestro, with a mission […]

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India’s Amity University holds conference on fashion, apparel & textile industry

Amity University, Noida (India), recently organized a national conference on Fashion Apparel & Textile – an annual event that witnessed participation of leading players in the industry and faculty members from reputed institutes across the world. The conference majorly focused on: Sustainable to Innovative Fashion and Textile: Road to Success, Innovation in Marketing & Merchandising; Skill Development in Textile & Apparel Sector, Innovative Technologies in Textile  and Garment Sector; and Sustainable Textiles. Prof. Pradeep Joshi, […]

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B’Desh’s Education Minister stresses on developing in-house experts in RMG sector

Nurul Islam Nahid, Bangladesh’s Education Minister, has urged the garment exporters to involve local youth – particularly those having skills of international standard in design and fashion – in the industry so that they can compete with other global readymade garment (RMG) exporters. The Education Minister further added that the international experts employed in making new designs in the RMG buying houses earn a lot staying in Bangladesh just on account of superior performance. “Our […]

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Telangana (India) gets Juki Sewing Machine Training Centre

K T Rama Rao, IT Minister of Telangana, India recently inaugurated Juki Sewing Machine Training Centre at Textile Park in Sircilla District of the state. Darnala Lakshma Reddy, Chairman, SES; D Krishna Bhaskar, District Collector; Yasmine Basha, Joint Collector; Shyam Lal Prasad, District Revenue Officer; and Srinivas Reddy, Additional Director of the Handloom & Textile Department were also present at the inauguration ceremony. With a setup of 40 sewing machines, about 200 women will be […]

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India’s Pearl Academy is now AMHSSC affiliated!

Pearl Academy, a Delhi (India)-based fashion institute with centres in Noida, Mumbai and Jaipur, is now AMHSSC-affiliated (Apparel, Made-ups, Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council), to make students industry ready and provide them a competitive edge to succeed in the skill-oriented creative domains. Dr. Roopak Vasishtha, CEO and Director General, AMHSSC said, “The tie up between AMHSSC and Pearl Academy is a great step towards boosting entrepreneurship and increasing employment opportunities for the students. After acquiring […]

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India’s Gunina Solutions to create entrepreneurs for apparel and textile industry

Gunina Solutions (GS), a skill development firm dedicated to apparel and textile industry, has planned to create 100 entrepreneurs for the industry in FY 2017-18 through its training wing ‘GS Skilling Accelerator’ which works in collaboration with Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS). A scheme by Ministry of Textiles (MoT), India, ISDS has led to an upsurge in social entrepreneurship among various stakeholders including, Mobilization Agencies, Training Agencies, Assessment and Certification Agencies as well as Placement […]

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