Shri Sadhan Pande Honorable Minister in charge, SHG & SE Department, Govt. Of West Bengal along with Mr. Sadiq Uz Zamam, Deputy Director, SHG &SE , Govt. Of West Bengal and General Manager of Society for self employed of unemployed youth (SSEUY), West Bengal and other government officials and dignitaries paid an official visit at Apparel Training & Design Centre, Kolkata. The dignitaries were welcomed by Shri Amitava Roy, State Coordinator along with, Superintendent, ATDC- Kolkata & Shri Ranjan Dasgupta, Additional Director AEPC- Kolkata.
The Hon’ble minister visited the Cad Lab, General Sewing Machine Lab, Special Machine Lab, Textile Lab, etc. During his visit he interacted with the trainees. After completion of his visit, he chaired a brief discussion with the officials of ATDC & AEPC Kolkata. In his discussion he has enquired about the various training programme viz., short term courses, long term AVI courses and B. Voc. Degree courses. The minister has deeply praised ATDC, Kolkata for the infrastructure available, campus area and the training opportunity for ISDS under MOT, GOI, DGE& T etc.
Shri Sadhan Pande, Minister in charge, SHG & SE Department, Govt. Of West Bengal said “ I am highly impressed with the quality of training ATDC imparting for conducting skill development training programme for the unemployed youth of West Bengal with such good post- training industrial placement benefits in Kolkata and other industries in India ‘’. At his concluding speech, the Hon’ble Minister has proposed to sponsor another 100 nos. of youths in 3 to 4 batches from his dept. for 1 year diploma programme at ATDC, Kolkata.
About the occasion Sri Hari Kapoor, VC, ATDC said “ATDC Kolkata is doing great job by providing good quality training & placement support which will enhance expertise of a person which in turn would improve overall growth of the industry.”
“ATDC can help bridge the skill gap by working with government to understand the imperatives of government funding and provide linkages, awareness and placement for both wage employment and self-employment”, Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO ATDC & IAM responded to the Government initiatives.
Hear it from Sh. Amitava Roy, State Coordinator; ATDC Kolkata said “The Government has extended all possible help to ATDC to enhance the operations to reach the rural youth and women. The presence of ATDC on Pan India ensures proper interaction between the Institutes and the industry and a mutual growth is ensured”.
ATDC is a largest vocational training provider for the apparel sector in the country with about 200 ATDCs including 65 ATDC Vocational Institutes, about 115 ATDC-SMART Centres offering state-of the- art vocational programmes being the single largest training provider for any vocational trade in India. ATDC has also received the ASSOCHAM Award for ‘Best Institute: Innovation 2015’ &‘Best Vocational Institute 2014’ and is a proud recipient of UK-India Skill Forum Award in 2011 as well