In order to accomplish the ever increasing requirement of skilled-youth in the rapidly growing textile/Fashion related sectors, Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). The MoU was signed in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri N Chandrababu Naidu, Minister Atchannaidu Kinjarapu, Labour & Employment, Factories, Youth & Sports, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Shri. Mallikarjuna Rao, Chairman APSSDC at Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh for skill development in textile and garment sector. The MoU was signed between Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG&CEO, ATDC and Dr. Subbarao Ghanta, MD & CEO, APSSDC.
The MoU has been signed initially for a period of 2 Years and it aims at imparting employment oriented training and encourages entrepreneurship through Skill Development to the youth & women. According to the MoU ATDC and APSSDC will offer skill training programs in the capital area for the village population who have been engaged in the land pooling process. The target group of the trainings range from school drop out to college graduates in all parts of the state. The MoU outlines the commitment of both the parties to enter into joint initiatives in which ATDC offer specific vocational training programs as per the skills needed for the job and demands of the industry to train particularly youth.
Speaking on the occasion DG&CEO of ATDC, Dr. Darlie Koshy,” ATDC will leave no stones unturned to impart necessary skills to empower the students which would help them in getting job and starting their own business. Special emphasis would be given to impart soft skill and communications skills to groom the trainees. This MoU will be a significant help to achieve and train the maximum. Immediately ATDC is planning to set up a training centre in Tenali with the support of NSL Textiles (Guntur Garments) 28 kms from Vijayawada.”
“ATDC has state of art infrastructure offering shop floor, supervisory and managerial level courses within the education and training eco- system which provides a comprehensive training and also assures full support” expressed Dr. Subbarao Ghanta, MD & CEO, APSSDC.
Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) has been set-up by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as the nodal body for skill training programmes in the state. The State Government has appointed Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) Advisory Committee with famous Industrialists and Expert from different fields. The Advisory Committee consists 20 members which includes Mr. Madhusudhan, Managing Director, Visakha Steel Plant, Mr. Srinivasa Raju (Sri city), Mr. Pramod Bhasin (Genpact), Mr. Stephen Helming (GIZ), Mr. M. Murugappan (Murugappa Group),Dr. Darlie Koshi (DG, ATDC), N. Deendayal (CEO, Skill Foundation), Yamini Sadineni (Pharma field), Dr. P. Thrimurthi (Representative of Universities ), E. S Chakravarthi (TCS), Dr. P. Sudhakar Reddy(Anthropologist), K. Ramkumar (ICICI Foundation), Vandana Channa, (ED-GAIL), N. Shivakumar(Chief Executive, Indian Tobacco Company).
Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), under the aegis of AEPC has emerged as India’s Largest Vocational Training Network for the Apparel Sector with around 200 ATDCs including 65 ATDC Vocational Institutes and over 135 ATDC- SMART Centers and Skill Camps present in major Apparel clusters spread across 22 states & 85 cities Pan India. ATDC has 9 centers in Andhra Pradesh and has trained approximately 4000 students till date under SMART and AVI Courses.