Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s Largest Quality Vocational Training Provider for the Apparel Industry was awarded ‘Best Vocational Training Provider (VTP) Training 2016’ by “Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India” (ASSOCHAM) at ‘Award-cum-summit ’Skilling India’: The Way Forward” at a function held in Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi.
The award was conferred by Sri. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hono’ble Minister, Ministry of Skill Development & Employment, GOI . Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG&CEO-ATDC&IAM, received the award on behalf of ATDC. Sri. G. S. Madan, VC, ATDC was also present at the occasion. The other dignitaries present at the event were Shri Jayant Krishna, CEO, National Skill Development Corporation, Shri Sunil Kanoria, President, ASSOCHAM, Shri Rohit Nandan, IAS, Secretary, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Prof. SK Mehrotra, JNU.
ATDC has been selected for this award for its contribution to large scale quality skilling of Indian youth specially women in rural/ mofussils and semi urban areas for meeting the rapidly changing skill requirements of Apparel Sector with real time Industry relevant skill modules & new learning solutions, thus providing wage employment for youth specially women having dedicated verticals to work with Ministry of Textiles, GOI (for ISDS Project), DGE&T (Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, GOI) (for Longer Duration Vocational Courses) and AICTE (Ministry of HRD, GOI) & RGNIYD (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOI) (for B. Voc. Courses).
While exporters require cycle & through put time to be brought down in the context of ‘Fast-Fashions’ approach gaining ground world-over, the domestic sector wants “Product Life-cycle Management” ‘fast-turnaround of store merchandising’, captivating visuals etc. The e-commerce/m-commerce wants fashion to meet instant gratification standard with supply chain-logistic management. ATDC is the largest vocational training provider for the textile-apparel chain offering a comprehensive bouquet of courses for ‘career’ progression in an integrated manner by creating a “step ladder-training eco-system” with clear focus on “Skilling of aspirational Indian youth”.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hono’ble Minister, Ministry of Skill Development & Employment, GOI said “We always talk about doctors, engineers, professors and other professionals but we hardly talk about skills. The world skill was never part of our system. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi understood the importance of skill development and created Skill Development Ministry. There was a need to create this ministry, we talk about convergence, globalization, training, identifying talent but what in particular is there which is different, it is the skills. For years we have only spoken about education and being educated being skilled was never our priority. I congratulate all of you who have been working towards Skilling India and giving direction to the youth of the country”
“ATDC heralded the large scale quality skill training in Apparel sector on a Pan-India basis, since 2010 by creating a new model for training infrastructure, curricula and a youthful brand. ATDC Team is proud to receive this award after training over 1,60,000 candidates in short term and nearly 40,000 candidates in longer duration programmes through about 176 centres Pan-India in last 5 years exceed over 2 lakhs candidates. The award is yet another important milestone in our journey of ‘Upskilling, Reskilling, Newskilling’ of youth and women which ATDC has undertaken over the last 5-6 years on Pan-India basis. ATDC further through an “integrated step-ladder eco system” for skill training in downstream apparel sector ensures employment of youth and empowerment of women creating multiplier effect in rural economy while providing professional workforce at different levels to widely dispersed apparel manufacturing clusters. B. Voc. is dedicated to the aspirational youth of India who can choose to grow as the opportunities come by meeting them with matching skills and competencies” Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO-ATDC& IAM.
ATDC has been recognised earlier nationally for its innovative training initiatives like creation of brand ‘SMART’ (Skills for Manufacturing of Apparel through Research & Training), Launch of ATDC-JUKI Tech Innovation Centre, ‘Product Specialty Centres’, denovo approaches such as Simulated Production Environment, State-of-the-Art Infrastructure, SMART Trainee Kits, Training of Trainers Academies for Continuous upgradation.
Today, ATDC is a largest vocational training provider for the apparel sector in the country with about 176 ATDCs including 65 ATDC Vocational Institutes, about 115 ATDC-SMART Centres offering state-of the- art vocational programmes being the single largest training provider for any vocational trade in India. ATDC has also received the ‘Best Training Institution-National’ by Education Award (Franchise India) & ASSOCHAM Award for ‘Best Institute: Innovation 2015’ and is a proud recipient of UK-India Skill Forum Award in 2011 as well.
Speaking on the occasion G. S. Madan, VC, ATDC said “I would like to thank “ASSOCHAM” for conferring this ‘Best Vocational Training Provider (VTP) Training 2016’ award to ATDC for its pioneering & singular achievements and congratulate Team ATDC for working tirelessly towards ATDC’s vision of “Imparting Skills, Improving Lives .”