MoUs planned by apparel sector skill council

April 15, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:41 am IST - Tirupur:

Apparel, Made-ups and Home furnishing Sector Skill Council (AHHSSC) is to sign two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with two Canadian institutions with an aim to seek expertise from them and upgrade the skill of workers in apparel sector in the country.

The Council’s chairman, Arumugam Sakthivel, who is also the president of Tirupur Exporters Association, will sign the MoUs with Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology at Ontario in Canada and Canada India Education Council, a not-for-profit organisation, on April 15 in Canada.

Mr. Sakthivel said that the MoUs would be signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Joseph Harper.

According to him, the purpose of signing a MoU is to ensure greater cooperation between the Council and the Canadian partners in the field of training and enhance the skill levels in the Indian textile industry. “As part of the agreements, skill training will be given through workshops to master trainers who in turn will teach wider number of people employed in apparels, made-ups and home furnishing industries,” Mr. Sakthivel pointed out.

Sources here added that the ultimate aim of the Council was to create a huge skills repository in the apparels and home furnishing sector and thereby, improve quality as well as value-addition of the products.

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