Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM). The purpose is to advance skill sector in the state by offering 24 courses with the target to uplift 8,000 unemployed youth in the next three years in all UP centers i.e Noida, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Agra, Unnao, Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Barabanki, Barailly, Shahjahanpur, Varanasi, Ajamgarh and Kannauj.
ATDC is in the process of upgrading the Lucknow centre to an ATDC hub having the capacity to train 600 candidates per annum in skill development courses in the near future. ATDC will provide youngsters training in apparel design and 80 per cent of the young people will be provided employment.
ATDC is India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector with over 200 ATDCs including 65 ATDC vocational institutes and over 135 ATDC- Smart centers and skill camps present in major apparel clusters spread across 23 states including two centers in the northeast. The mission is to upgrade the technical skills of the human resources employed in the garment industry.
ATDC provides training for jobs such as sewing machine operator, pattern engineer, machine technician/ mechanic, surface ornamentation specialist, apparel production supervisor, quality controller, industrial engineer etc.