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IndustriALL trains Philippines T&C workers in negotiation skills

Workers from textile and garment factories and allied sectors affiliated with IndustriALL Global Union participated in a Collective Bargaining and Negotiation Training Course that was held at Antipolo City from March 3-5, 2017. The training, supported by Japanese union UA Zensen in cooperation with IndustriALL Philippines, aimed to equip skills and augment the capacity of plant level union officers to negotiate for better working conditions. 25 local union officers and shop stewards were equipped with […]

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Archroma to provide technical expertise to women entrepreneurs in Pakistan

An MoU has been signed between Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, and Ethical Affair, a knowledge-based platform striving to provide training, skills development and technical assistance to women entrepreneurs in Pakistan textile industry. The MoU signed in port city of Karachi will allow Archroma to play a pivotal role to impart technical know-how, training and re-training through active platform of Ethical Affair. Women Entrepreneurs will be provided a tool kit in […]

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IHGF 2017: Showcase of Craft Traditions attracts visitors

Development Commissioner of Handicrafts (Ministry of Textiles), India launched an ‘Integrated Design and Technical Development Project’ at the 43rd edition of “IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring 2017” in Greater Noida. Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has taken the initiative of project’s implementation to guide artisans towards bringing out products as per market demand and suitability as well as reviving languishing crafts. For this project, which aims at engaging new generation artisans who are drifting away from […]

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India’s AMHSSC receives award

Apparel, Made-Ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC), which is the certifying body in apparel sector for NSQF-complied certification, received special award from the National Backward Class Financial Development Corporation (NBCFDC). The award was presented by Thawarchand Gehlaut, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment during the Silver Jubilee function of NBCFDC in recognition of the dedicated efforts undertaken by the AMHSSC for the skill development of people of backward classes in the apparel Sector. […]

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‘2017 will see execution for skill development initiatives, labour reforms’

Extensively involved in policy issues and community mobilization relating to livelihood and social security, Gayathri Vasudevan, who is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Bangalore-based LabourNet Services India (an NSDC partner), has shared her opinion about hiring trends, progress in skill development in textile and apparel sector in the year 2016, and projections for 2017. She strongly believes that apparel industry needs to consider seriously that it is not just money which matters, facilities, social infrastructure, […]

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Vibrant Gujarat Summit ’17: MoUs worth Rs. 8,835 crore inked in textile sector

MoUs worth Rs. 8,835 crore in textile sector were signed at 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. Various segments included in MoUs are textile parks, textile processing, machinery, carpet development, etc. Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani also marked her presence in the ‘Make in Gujarat’ themed seminar on “Trends & Innovation impacting the Textile Value Chain”, at the Summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Minister assured full support in the development of the textile value chain […]

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TEA urges State Government to upskill workers

Raja M Shanmugam, President, Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has appealed Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State (IC) of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in Coimbatore, India to support for upskilling of workers in Tirupur knitwear sector. He requested that a one-time long term initiative should be undertaken to uplift the skill proficiency of existing labourers in textile clusters in order to increase the productivity at par with competing countries and at the same time reduce […]

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Indian textile mill body to train 50,000 fresh workers in 2017

Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF), an apex body of textiles mills in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India has inked an MoU with National Skill Development Council (NSDC) to train 50,000 fresh workers in 15 job roles next year. The MoU was signed during a Skill India event recently held in Kanpur, India. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi; Manish Kumar, CEO and MD, NSDC; and Prabhu Dhamodharan, Secretary, ITMF marked their presence at the event. As per the terms, ITF […]

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TexClubTec launches project to boost fashion apprenticeships in EU

TexClubTec, Italy-based association which aims for development and promotion of technical textiles and innovation, along with eight project partners, recently hosted the launch of the newly ERASMUS+ KA3 project TEXAPP at its premises in Milan, Italy. The project titled ‘Integrated Strategy Initiative for Strengthening the supply of APPrenticeships in TEXtile sector’, coordinated by EURATEX, addresses the issue of apprenticeships delivery in the fashion sector dominated by SME’s and micro enterprises. The objective of TEXAPP is to […]

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India’s ATDC conducts workshop on ‘Interpersonal and Soft Skills’

Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector with around 175 ATDCs including 65 ATDC vocational institutes and over 135 ATDC-SMART Centres and Skill Camps present in major apparel clusters spread across 22 states and 85 cities pan-India, recently conducted a workshop on ‘Interpersonal & Soft Skills’ in Gurgaon. Also Read – ATDC Faridabad (India) organizes Free Health Camp & Workshop “The high level of intense competition in […]

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Groz-Beckert Academy: Shaping the future along textile value chain

A promising and successful future equipped with required knowledge and perspectives is what one expects from technical and commercial job training courses, which would also create an ideal condition for a successful future by providing the know-how of the textile value chain. Groz-Beckert is one such name that offers its customers and partners an all-round support and knowledge about the entire textile value chain through its numerous, comprehensive training programmes, covering the complete gamut of […]

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Artisan Leadership Summit by Nest

Nest, a non-profit organization of New York, has completed a decade of commitment to the social and economic advancement of the fashion and home industry’s artisans and homeworkers. Working extensively in many countries, the NGO recently organized the 2016 class of Artisan Leadership Summit, the second in a series, giving opportunity to some handpicked companies to make the long journey to New York City for training, mentorship and industry immersion. The event saw participation from […]

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ATDC inks MoU with UPSDM to advance skill development

Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector, has inked an MoU with UPSDM (Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission) to advance skill development in Uttar Pradesh, India by offering of 24 courses on offer to 8,000 unemployed youth in three years in all UP centres – Noida, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Agra, Unnao, Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Barabanki, Barailly, Shahjahanpur, and Varanasi. The MoU has been signed between Rajesh Kumar, IAS, Mission Director, UPSDM and Darlie […]

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Bangladesh must aim to create its own RMG middle-management: Experts

At the certificate awarding ceremony of Skill for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), organised by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) at its office, industry experts stressed on the need for creating a sufficient number of mid-level managers for domestic readymade garment sector to stop investing the country’s hard earned remittances which are being spent to hire foreign expats. Experts also mentioned that the Government of Bangladesh is taking initiatives with country’s top universities to […]

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India’s Modelama Skills to impart T&C training skills to Sikkim youth

India-based Modelama Skills Pvt. Ltd., which runs vocational training centres and works as an implementing agency for Ministry of Textiles (MoT) and other Central and state Governments, will provide training in fashion merchandising to the youth of north-eastern state Sikkim under the project – North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) by Ministry of Development for North Eastern Region (DoNER). This was conveyed at the orientation programme conducted recently by Modelama Skills. The event, which was […]

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