AEPC showcases skill development initiatives
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.