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the country aiming at nurturing the Indian Apparel Industry
In order to fulfill the objective, apparel parks (Industrial Township) are being constructed throughout the country. In this program being promoted by IL & FS CDI and the team lead by MD & CEO Mr.RCM Reddy there are two key objectives.
"One objective is activation of Apparel Industry and second one is assistance towards BPL". As expressed by him, Apparel Export is also growing therefore human resource development also is required to meet the growing demand of skilled operators By adapting this approach, i.e. by training operators belonging to BPL, demand of apparel industry can be met and people of BPL can be benefited as well.
IL& FS is a legal, corporate body with participation of the government, major banks, etc. It plans to facilitate the establishment of 34 Apparel Parks and 200 Training centers, supported by government of India, by December 2009. At present over 40 training centers are already operational.
Conditions for Admission: Person should be of age between 18 to 30 years and must belong to BPL.
JUKI products are also contributing towards the support of BPL People.
Training center at each location is being run by the support of the apparel factories of the respective areas. After the completion of the training course, candidates are absorbed as operators in the near by factories. For the BPL people also, getting admission and employment is a valuable to chance to get rid off poverty and lead a happy life. Sponsorship is mainly by Export Enterprises; JUKI machines are being used for the training purpose.
Tuition fee is free of cost. However an aptitude test is conducted for getting admission into the course. Anybody having total family income from all sources below Rs22000/annum and between 18-30 years of age can take entrance test. Course duration is of 30 days with 6 hours of studies per day. Training material/test book have been prepared referring to the best practices across the globe. Text material in ten (10) different regional languages has also been prepared . According to the Project Manager- Mr. Vikran.N. "We not only give mechanical training on how to operate machine but also teach about the apparel process like shirt making so that an operator is fully aware of the garment process too.
"Ultimate plan is to develop 500,000 operators belonging to BPL in next five years. "Training centers have been entrusted to the local volunteers/NGOs. This also is a strategic planning so as to support local industrialization.
Under this program not only independent training centers but training centers within the premises of the apparel houses in tie up with IL& Fs are set up. Thus this is a very valuable program supporting Indian Apparel Export.
Our best wishes for its continued success and development.