Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) hosted Orientation, Assessment and Certification Programme of Master Trainers

Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), India’s Largest Quality Vocational Training Provider for the Apparel sector hosted “Orientation, Assessment and Certification Programme of Master Trainers of Implementing Agencies (IAs)” by Apparel Made ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC). The orientation was held at ATDC Gurgaon.

Dr. Roopak Vasishtha, CEO, AMHSSC inaugurated the orientation program as the Chief Guest and Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG and CEO, ATDC&IAM  was also present to grace this occasion. This is the first Recognition Prior Learning (RPL) programme for upskilling of work force in Garment, Made ups & Home furnishing Industry.

Out of 36 nominated master trainers, 25 were from ATDC, selected on the basis of their past performance in earlier TOT (training of trainers) training programs such as SMO Training by Paul Collyer, Machine Maintenance training by JUKI, Intensive Sewing Machine Training, Surface Ornamentation Training etc and in consultation with Principal/Centre Heads of respective ATDC centers. 11 remaining masters were from Care College (Jammu), Shapes (Bhopal), SGRS Academic Pvt. Ltd. (Ranchi), Step Ahead Foundation (Hathras, Agra, Hapur).

Addressing the trainees and attendees, Dr. Vasishtha said “The main goal is to upgrade the knowledge base and skill levels of Master trainers. The orientation programme which develop them in basic pedagogy and teaching techniques while assuring their basic domain knowledge. Besides, they are encouraged to develop an industry oriented approach in their instructional methods”.

AMHSSC has been launched jointly by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) with primary mandate of enhancing skills in the Apparel Sector.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Darlie Koshy said “There is a vital requirement of Master Trainers in ‘Teaching Pedagogy’ while also further developing their Core Competencies in Vocational Training in Apparel. This initiative is a very significant one as it will certainly go a long way in promoting high quality trainers to help in improving the quality of training, while bringing about overall systemic change.”

On the first day, a motivational session was held by Dr. R. A Lal, Senior General Manager, ATDC. It was followed by 2 days orientation and assessment for all nominated master trainers (MTs) from various Implementation Agencies by AMHSSC. The nominated masters were assessed in domain knowledge (Sewing Machine Operator & Hand embroidery), time management, motivational behavior, discipline at workplace, language and literacy and supportive behavior for leaders.

After certification, the certified master trainers will conduct training programmes in their respective sectors and will give effective training presentations. They will act as mentors for the trainers in that particular region for upgrading and enhancing their knowledge base and skill level.

“It is the first landmark collaboration between ATDC & AMHSSC, where AMHSSC is conducting the 1st RPL for Implementing Agencies in the Apparel sector. ATDC TOT (training of trainers) Academies, with their vast experience in conducting training programs for their faculty resources & industry personnel can play a vital role in taking this initiative forward” said, Ms. Roopali Shukla, Advisor, ATDC- TOT Academies & Regional ATDCs.

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