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Tirupur apparel sector gets centre of excellence

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The Centre will be involved in research in apparel manufacturing technology

The Apparel, Made-ups, and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council has set up a centre of excellence in Tirupur to take up research and training in apparel production.

K.P. Krishnan, secretary of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, inaugurated the centre, set up at a cost of ₹2 crore, on Thursday.

According to a press release, the Centre will be involved in research in apparel manufacturing technology and processes, conduct short-term management development programmes, supervisory development programmes for those employed in the apparel units, and train the trainer courses.

Paid model

These will be for two to three days each. The Centre will function on a paid model, with the industries paying for the training, and the courses will be conduct by the Centre’s own resource personnel.

Home furnishings

The Centre has machinery for the entire apparel production process, including automatic cutting machine, sewing machines, embroidery machines, and finishing equipment.

It has the capacity to train about 30 members for a course and accommodate 100 candidates at a time.

There are machinery for made-ups and home furnishings and trainings will be conducted for personnel working in these units too.

Mr. Krishnan said facilities such as the Centre will give the candidates experience and exposure to best practices and skills in the industry.

A. Sakthivel, chairman of the council, said the council has so far trained 6.5 lakh candidates across the country, covering jobs such as tailoring, ironing and cutting.

8 lakh workers

It plans to train another eight lakh workers this year. A centre of excellence will be opened in New Delhi next month. While the Centre at Tirupur is mainly for knitted products, the one in New Delhi will be for woven products, he said.

Government schemes

The council plans to train and certify more than two million persons till 2022 in the apparel sector. It is participating in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and other schemes of State Governments, the release added.

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