Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s Largest Quality Vocational Training Provider for the apparel industry, has teamed up with Groz-Beckert Asia (GBA) Pvt. Ltd., to provide vocational training to the 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.
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 short-duration courses for 80.
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 overseas too.
ATDC has been undertaking such projects since its inception and has so far trained over 8,000 candidates from the weaker segment of the society at its 200 (approx.) centres in 23 states pan-India.
The MoU signing ceremony between ATDC and Groz-Beckert was signed by Darlie. O. Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC and Anton Reinfelder, MD of Groz-Beckert Asia. G.S. Madan, Vice Chairman, ATDC and EC Member of AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council) was also present at the event.