June 17, 2024

Tamil Nadu Initiates Textile & Garment Skill Training Program

The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC), the South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) and the Department of Textiles have launched a skill development training program.

This skill development training has been started at KG Denim in Coimbatore as a part of a scheme to train 8,950 workers across the state for jobs in the textile and apparel sector.

The government plans to train 8,950 people in spinning, weaving, garmenting, and technical textiles under the Training of Workmen’ scheme through SITRA.

“The workers will be paid transport charges by the TNSDC and a stipend of Rs 1000 for the training period,” a press release from the Department of Textiles of Tamil Nadu informed.

The workers will be trained in different trades, including spinning mill operation, powerloom weaving, fitters, shuttleless weaving, sewing machine operation, and computer aided textile designing.

“Following the training, wages of workers is expected to increase to Rs 8,000-10,000 per month and 75-80 percent of trainees will be placed in textile and clothing factories,” the press release stated.

SITRA has signed MoUs and submitted proposals from 10 textile mills for the scheme, while TNSDC has approved five centres, including KG Denim and Dyers Association of Tiruppur.

10 people, including four women, will be trained for 340 hours in airjet loom weaving at KG Denim where the training was launched last week.

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