INDUSTRIAL MACHINE NEEDLES’ SUPPLIER GROZ-BECKERT TO NOURISH YOUNG INDIAN TALENT
Groz-Beckert Asia (GBA) Pvt. Ltd. has teamed up with Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest quality vocational training provider for the apparel industry, to provide vocational training to young Indian students in the textile and apparel industry. Notably, Groz-Beckert Asia is a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of Germany-based supplier of industrial needles, precision components and tools for the apparel and textile industry, Groz- Beckert KG. The technology provider intends to promote skill development training activities under their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives in apparel sector to create employment opportunities/self-employment for the benefit of unemployed/disadvantaged sections of the society. The collaboration with ATDC is in line with Groz-Beckert’s CSR plans. Dr. Anton Reinfelder, MD, Groz-Beckert Asia, emphasised the importance of productivity in today’s business to remain competitive as quality is taken for granted as per requirement. “Students need to value working on machines at shopfloor level. There is a need for deeper engagement to make this initiative of imparting technical knowledge and skill to the underprivileged a sustainable endeavour, maintaining the consistency of training quality, thus making the students readily employable,” said Dr. Reinfelder.
Under the agreement, the training will be offered at selected ATDC Centres in manufacturing clusters such as Ludhiana, Tirupur, Noida, Mumbai, Ranchi, Indore and Okhla. Groz-Beckert will sponsor the one-year training programme for 40 students and the short-duration courses for 80 students. “The support which Groz-Beckert
Asia is extending to the students will greatly help and motivate the aspiring candidates to join ATDC’s focused Vocational Programmes. The company known for its Technology Leadership has set a laudable example, which we hope will be emulated by more companies,” averred Dr. Darlie O Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC. It is worth mentioning here that more than 3 lakh individuals and 1.5 million families have improved their living standards with support from the ATDC-GBA association in the past 6-7 years. Both the parties now intend to increase the impact to a larger section. The collaborative training provided by ATDC-GBA has increased the skill-level of the disadvantaged individuals to make them employable in the textile industry. Markedly, those getting training here are being offered employment not only in India, but in overseas too. ATDC has been undertaking such projects since its inception and has so far trained over 8,000 candidates from the weaker segments of the society at its 200 (approx.) centres in 23 states panIndia. The MoU signing ceremony between ATDC and Groz-Beckert was signed by Darlie Koshy and Anton Reinfelder. G.S. Madan, Vice Chairman, ATDC and EC Member of AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council) was also present at the event.
(L-R): Anton Reinfelder, MD, Groz-Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd., G.S Madan, Vice Chairman, ATDC; and Dr. Darlie Koshy DG & CEO, ATDC exchanging MoUs to provide vocational training to the disadvantaged youth