Coimbatore : Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF), an apex body of textiles mills in the region, has signed an MOU with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to train 50,000 fresh workers in 15 job roles during 2017.
As per the MoU, ITF member mills will train the fresh workers from January 2017 to December 2017 and will provide employment opportunities to 90 percent of them in the mill campus itself.
By this, Tamil Nadu textile manufacturing sector will create a robust ecosystem of training with proper and uniform systems across the industry in terms of work methodology, which will also help the industry in long run to improve competitiveness of textile sector to strengthen the theme of Make In India, ITF Secretary Prabhu Dhamodharan said today.
The MoU was signed during a Skill India event hed yesterday in Kanpur, between ITF team comprising himself, S Ramasamy and Manoj Kumar and NSDC Managing Director and CEO, Manish Kumar in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prabhu said.
In the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) pilot phase, ITF member mills have trained 17,500 freshers in 15 job roles in various textile manufacturing value chain and employed 80 percent of the workers after certification process.
Advantage of this scheme is uniform work procedures and training modules followed by across India for a specific job role, with Skill Development ministry supporting the initiative by way of reimbursement of training cost to the training providers, he said.
Already, 83 mills from ITF have applied for training provider status and created an infrastructure for training in this PMKVY version II scheme and another 52 mills will join from next month, he said.
The whole scheme is designed in a professional manner and every process from training to certification is monitored and supported by Textile Sector Skill Council, Prabhu said.
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