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India’s apparel, made-ups and home furnishing skills to be enhanced

India wants to develop apparel, made-ups and home furnishing sector. Steps will be taken to develop skills repository for the apparel value chain, national occupational standards in the industry, establish well-structured sector specific labor market information systems and improvise the training delivery value chain, including third party assessments and certifications.

The scheme envisages imparting training to youngsters as well as assessing and certifying the existing workforce in the apparel sector. Existing manpower of apparel factories and those having prior knowledge will be assessed and certified.

The Apparel Made-UPs Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council of India (AMH SSC) has been launched with a primary mandate of enhancing and building a capacity in skill development. One of the salient responsibilities of AMH SSC is designing training programs based on industry demands of different segments and ensuring that all successful trainees are certified through an accredited assessment agency.

Assessment is the process of evidence collection of a person’s competence level through a range of methods, tests, observations, interviews, assignments and professional discussions etc. AMH SSC has been given the target of certifying more than two million persons till 2022 in skilling courses for the apparel sector.