AEPC show­cases skill de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives

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The Ap­parel Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil (AEPC) re­cently or­gan­ised an ex­hi­bi­tion to show­case its skill de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives through Ap­parel Train­ing and De­sign Cen­tre

(ATDC). The event called ‘Hu­nar ki Hunkar’ was held in Ap­parel house in Gur­gaon, NCR Delhi. The event was in­au­gu­rated by Viren­der Up­pal, Chair­man, AEPC in pres­ence of Hari Kapoor, Vice-Chair­man, ATDC,

Ashok Lo­gani, Chair­man, DISHA Sub-Com­mit­tee and sev­eral other dig­ni­taries. The ‘Skilling & Up­skilling’ jour­ney by ATDC in the pi­lot project pe­riod and the ac­tiv­i­ties and ini­tia­tives to achieve the tar­get of 2,50,000 can­di­dates in five years has been show­cased in ‘Hu­nar ki Hunkar’ Ex­hi­bi­tion-cum-Dis­play. Speak­ing on this oc­ca­sion, Up­pal said, “ATDC- ‘Hu­nar ki Hunkar’ is a key plat­form cre­ated for the youth of In­dia who need vo­ca­tional train­ing to be pro­duc­tive. This pro­gramme pro­vides a wide va­ri­ety of skills for em­ploy­ers, train­ing providers, cor­po­rates, NGOs and other stake­hold­ers in the in­dus­try.”

It is es­ti­mated that from 2013-2022, about nine mil­lion people will be added to the ap­parel in­dus­try ( both ex­ports & do­mes­tic), out of which at least 7-8 mil­lion would be the ad­di­tion to shopfloor work­force. Ac­cord­ing to Up­pal, with high at­tri­tion rates of 12-18 per cent in the pro­duc­tion floors, trained work­force will be re­quired as sub­sti­tutes and also for ex­pand­ing ca­pac­i­ties.

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