About 20,000 youth
across the country
would be skilled by
2020 in apparel,
made-ups and home furnishing
sectors in collaboration with
textile major Arvind Ltd, said
Skill Development and
Ananthkumar Hegde. “We have started skill training of about
1,000 youth as the first batch in Bengaluru and will soon
extend it in other cities through the National Skill Development
Corporation under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas
Yojana,” he said.
Arvind Ltd (formerly Arvind Mills) is the flagship company of
the Ahmedabad-based Lalbhai Group and manufactures
cotton shirting, denim, knits and fabrics.As the second largest
employment generator in the country, the textile sector has
huge demand for skilled candidates.
The job roles, aligned to the National Skills Qualifications Framework, encompass training of candidates for three to six months. The skills are being provided at Arvind’s nine training centres across the state. “The youth will be trained to become specialised sewing machine operator, quality check executive in sewing line, packer, pressman and washing machine operator,” said Hegde. The training is open to all skill seekers, especially the unemployed youth in 18-35 years age group. The training will enhance productivity and employability opportunities for the youth and provide ready talent pool to the industry.