The Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) has been recognized for its work in creating a skill-training ecosystem in the textile and handloom industry.
TSC is an industry-driven non-profit organisation, set up under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
The Champion Sector Skill Council Award, constituted by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), was given to the TSC. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave away the award to Sanjay Kumar Jain (Chairman) and Dr J V Rao (CEO) of TSC.
The award was given at a function organised on November 9 to commemorate the 3rd Foundation Day of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and MSDE Minister Dharmendra Pradhan among other dignitaries also attended the event.
The training ecosystem developed by TSC is being used by around 400 textile mills to skill around 40,000 fresh trainees.
The association also assisted in conducting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programmes. Around 65,000 handloom and powerloom weavers from various states of India have been certified by TSC so far.
The programmes turned out to be a boon for some weavers from Manipur as it helped them develop direct contact with buyers from Europe. It also helped them in getting a loan under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Scheme to become the first generation entrepreneurs.