Raymond, the fabrics maker, who is already operating skill development centre in Lucknow announced that it would expand its skill development network in Uttar Pradesh. In Lucknow, such a centre is for training unemployed youth in the tailoring craft. It had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UP Skill Development Society (UPSDM) functioning under the state Vocational Education and Skill Development Department.
Now, similar centres are proposed at Varanasi, Agra, Meerut and Ghaziabad.
Raymond Vice-President and Head (sales and distribution) textiles Ram Bhatnagar, was present in town to launch its latest fabric ‘Technosmart’, which offers features as UV protection, wrinkle resistance, breath-ability and smooth touch all bundled in a single fabric.
Bhatnagar said that the company would soon sign the MoUs with the state government for setting up the new centres. The state provides the land for setting up centres. He informed that Raymond was targeting to train 1,00,000 youths in tailoring across India under its skill development programme, of which the majority would come from UP. “There is a huge stitched clothes market in UP and our skill development programme has been quite successful in the state so far,” he added. The trained youth will have the option of either becoming an entrepreneur or joining a company.
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