Skill development is need of hour: Chouhan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 May 2017 11:44:23


Staff Reporter,

UNION Minister of State, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy launched Mukhyamantri Koshal Samvardhan Yojana and Mukhyamantri Kaushailya Yojana in the state capital on Thursday. The two schemes were launched under MP Skill Mission under which total three lakh youths will be trained every year. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development Deepak Joshi, Kalpana Srivastava, Principal Secretary of Technical Education, Sanjeev Singh, CEO, Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission.

On the occasion, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said: ‘Skill development is the need of the hour. It will make the huge population of the country our strength.’ He also added that an MoU has been signed with Singapore to launch Global Skill Centre in Bhopal”An MoU was also signed between Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM) and Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development Deepak Joshi, Kalpana Srivastava, Principal Secretary of Technical Education, Sanjeev Singh, CEO of Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission. The MoU was signed between Dr Darlie Koshy, DG and CEO, ATDC and Sanjeev Singh, CEO, Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission.


On the occasion, Dr Darlie Koshy, DG and CEO, ATDC, said, “ATDC has the unique distinction of offering courses from ‘300 hrs’ for workforce training to 3000 hrs of B Voc Bachelor degree courses for supervisory and junior managerial jobs thus developing a holistic eco-system of vocational training dedicated to Textile-Apparel value chain. Through Pan-India 200 State-of-art Centres, ATDC equips youth with domain and soft skills for getting ‘wage employment’ or for starting their own entrepreneurial ventures.

In ATDC curricula, special focus is being given to real-life industrial work-culture and competencies to pursue not just an entry-level job in organised factories but also to develop a ‘career’ in the rapidly growing apparel industry.


ATDC has been transitioning from just ‘imparting skills’ to developing ‘Skills-Excellence’ for industry ready workforce and professionals over the last decade and are now making rapid strides as the industry modernises, automates and scales up” An MoU has been signed initially for the period of three years, and it aims at imparting employment oriented training and encourages entrepreneurship through Skill Development to the youth.

According to the MoU, ATDC will train 10,000 youths every year. ATDC has proposed to start training initially at 16 ATDC skill camps in Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh has natural requirement of skilled manpower for garment and textile industries.


To fulfill the objective, ATDC has set up its training centres at different locations of the State. Main hubs are at Indore, Chhindwara and Bhopal catering to respective regions.


On the occasion, the programme ‘Rozgar ki Padhai, Chale ITI’ was also launched to attract youth towards skill development. About ATDC: Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) has emerged as India’s Largest Quality Vocational Training provider for the Apparel Sector with over 200 directly run ATDCs including 65 ATDC-Vocational Institutes spread across 23 States, 86 cities and about 150 districts PAN India.


Apparel Training and Design Centre is a unique organisation offering Shop Floor, Supervisory and Managerial-level training courses for 3 months to 3 years duration programmes or 300 hours to 3000 hours ranging from NSQF level 01-03 to 05-07. ATDC has a vast pool of over 500 faculty resources with a range of expertise and domain skills covering most critical areas of textile apparel value chain.