Bangalore : Committed to empower the youth with employable skills, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through its implementation agency, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with Arvind Limited, will provide training to 20,000 youth (till 2020) under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The first batch has commenced training in Bangalore.
Under this collaboration, Arvind Limited (aka Arvind Mills), a leading exporter, supplier and manufacturer of ready-made garments will be the training provider and will offer its infrastructure, space, training facilities and machinery for the skill training. The admissions would be open to all skill seekers, especially the unemployed youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years. An integrated skill development program under PMKVY, the association entails skill training and further placements being facilitated by Arvind Limited through its nine training centres in Karnataka.
The skill trainings to be provided in Apparel, Made-ups and Home Furnishing sector include six job roles, namely Specialized Sewing Machine Operator, Sewing Machine Operator, Quality Check Executive– Sewing Line, Packer, Pressman and Washing Machine Operator. The second largest employment generator in the country, the sector has immense demand for the skilled candidates. The job roles, aligned to the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), encompass training of candidates for three to six months.
Stressing upon the role of corporate houses in aiding skill development initiatives, Shri Ananthkumar Hegde, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship said, “Corporate India can be a major contributor to this nation-building exercise. The industry can promulgate their expertise and provide industry relevant training to the candidates in accordance with the demands. Such trainings not only enhance productivity and employability opportunities for the youth, also provide a ready talent pool to the industry. I congratulate Arvind Limited for their pioneering collaboration to accelerate the Skill India Mission.”
Shri Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC commented, “Inclusive approach is paramount for sustainable skill development. Corporates are major stakeholders in this progressive journey and can play pivotal role in narrowing the existing gap between the demand and supply of skilled workforce. This two-fold approach benefits both the stakeholders – the skill seekers and the employers.”
Shri Vikram N., Senior HR Manager, Arvind Limited said, “Skilled manpower is the need of the hour and we shall provide employment opportunities for every eligible youth who successfully completes their training program. It is a pleasure to associate with Skill India Mission and we thank the Ministry for providing us an opportunity to work in this noble endeavor.”
Adding impetus to the skill training, the Apparel, Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council under the guidance of NSDC has provided for skill training to nearly 2,14,000 candidates in 8 job roles across the country.