Web Exclusive | December 2016
ITF-MSDC MoU to train 50,000 freshers
Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF), an apex body of textiles mills in the region, has signed an MoU with National Skill Development Council (NSDC), to train 50,000 fresh workers in 15 job roles during 2017. As per the MoU, ITF member mills will train the fresh workers from January 2017 to December 2017 and will provide employment opportunities to 90 per cent of them in the mill campus itself.
The MoU was signed during a Skill India event held in Kanpur, between ITF team comprising himself, S Ramasamy and Manoj Kumar and NSDC Managing Director and CEO, Manish Kumar in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) pilot phase, ITF member mills have trained 17,500 freshers in 15 job roles in various textile manufacturing value chain and employed 80 per cent of the workers after certification process. Already, 83 mills from ITF have applied for training provider status and created an infrastructure for training in this PMKVY version II scheme and another 52 mills will join from soon.