ATDC Signs MOU with Centre for Entrepreneurship Development to Enhance Skill Development
- Smriti Irani, Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, Dr. J.N Singh, Chief Secretary, Gujarat among dignitaries present - INVC NEWS Gandhinagar, Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational training provider in apparel sector signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) with the aim of bridging the gap between the requirement and availability of skilled workforce and setting up ATDC center for training at SUC campus at Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The MoU was signed between Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG &CEO, ATDC; Dr. R.N. Prasad, Director, CED in the august presence of Union Minister for Textiles, Mrs. Smriti Irani, Mr. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, Dr. J.N. Singh, Chief Secretary, Gujarat, Mr. Anand Kumar, Secretary, Textiles, at the Mahatma Mandir Convention/Trade Center, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat on 1st July 2017. The MoU aims at imparting employment- oriented training and encourages entrepreneurship through Skill Development to the youth. On the occasion Mr Hari Kapoor said "ATDC Vocational Institutes are a vital part of the skill development system for careers in apparel, fashion and textiles having a pan-India presence. We aim to help the students in learning necessary skills required for a bright future, which will help them in getting jobs or to start their own businesses". Dr.Darlie Koshy said: “Signing the MoU strengthens the relationship with the forward looking Gujarat Government and helps ATDC to especially focus on imparting the entrepreneurial skills required to create new developments in the apparel industry.” ATDC will be offering short and long-term vocational skill training programs for the apparel sector at the center and similarly related courses under various schemes such as Gujarat State Skill Development Mission (GSSDM), CED, MoT (GoI) or PMKVY (NSDC), NULM (Ministry of Urban Development, GoI) etc. ATDC will provide industry-vetted, QP/NSQF aligned curricula, pedagogy, Training Materials and qualified trainers for conducting the training programs. “I am very happy with the facilities and state-of-art infrastructure at ATDC. I am confident that ATDC will offer a platform for skilled manpower in fashion and garment sector especially with a focus on entrepreneurship. I wish them all the best wishes and assure our full support.” said Dr. Ram Nath Prasad, Director, CED. The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) is a premier organization of Government of Gujarat, engaged in entrepreneurship development training and skill development since 1979. The concept behind CED is to develop entrepreneurs in the urban as well as rural areas of the state, who can establish their own manufacturing or service enterprise which in turn aids in the economic growth of the state and also creates employment opportunities for others.