A training programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), a skill development initiative scheme by the Indian Government for recognition and standardisation of skills, has reportedly been initiated for the textile sector.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and textile manufacturer Arvind Ltd. have collaborated to provide training under the programme.
NSDC Chief Executive Manish Kumar said that corporates can enact a key role in filling the gap of skilled manpower in the textile industry.
Under the programme, Around 20,000 youth in India will be given an opportunity to hone their skills and become employable in the textile industry by 2020. Unemployed youth aged between 18-35 years are eligible for the training.
“The training programme will be of three-six-month duration. It has already kicked-off in Bengaluru (Karnataka) with 1,000 youth,” informed Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Ananthkumar Hegde.
Arvind Ltd. is offering space, machinery and equipment for the skill training through its nine training centres in Karnataka.
It is being reported that the candidates will be trained for six different roles – Specialised Sewing Machine Operator, Sewing Machine Operator, Quality Check Executive (Sewing Line), Packer, Pressman and Washing Machine Operator.
NSDC will also extend this training programme in other cities soon.
The Skill India campaign was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi in 2015 with an aim to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.