It was a historic day for the Chhindwara centre of the Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) when President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, graced the campus on December 14. The President and other dignitaries, including Madhya Pradesh Governor Om Prakash Kohli were received by Sr.Vice Chairman, ATDC Hari Kapoor, G S Madan, Vice Chairman, ATDC and Darlie Koshy (DG&CEO, ATDC & IAM) at the campus.
The President was given a tour of ‘Mission to Movement’ display by ATDC and detailed demonstration of every work station including cutting machines, computerised sewing machines, the pattern making room etc. at the Centre. Later President Pranab Mukherjee interacted with the Smart Sewing Machine course students and new B Voc courses candidates at the Integrated Campus.
He appreciated the infrastructure and quality of training at ATDC as trainers focus on providing maximum hands-on technical skills through practical approach in simulated factory like training infrastructure of ATDC, supported by factory visits and internships.
The ATDC is committed towards the ‘Skill India Mission’ dedicated to apparel sector and is doing its best to spread technology and skills as the largest vocational training provider for the sector in order to provide skilled professional workforce to the nation to improve productivity and efficiency for long-term competitiveness. The Centre has emerged as the largest vocational training provider for the textile-apparel-chain offering a comprehensive bouquet of courses for career progression in an integrated manner by creating a step ladder – training eco – system with clear focus on skilling of aspirational Indian youth for the rapidly growing export-domestic apparel sectors.