Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s Largest Quality Vocational Training Provider for the Apparel Industry recently signed an agreement with Groz-Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd. in order to launch the CSR Initiative for Vocational Training at ATDC Chandigarh. An agreement was signed between Gurpreet Kaur, Registrar, Academic Affairs on behalf of ATDC and YP Sharma, GM, F&A on behalf of GBA, in the kind presence of Dr. Anton Reinfelder, MD, Groz-Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd. Under this CSR initiative, Groz-Beckert Asia, will be sponsoring the training of five students under B.Voc degree course (three-years undergraduate course) to be conducted at ATDC Chandigarh and Ten Students under ATDC vocational Institute (AVI)’s one year Diploma course to be conducted at ATDC Ludhiana.
Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC on the occasion conveyed a message that “It is to be noted that more than 85 per cent of our students are girls / women and they require all the support to come to the forefront of the Society. The more our girls / women get empowered through wage & self-employment, the families will benefit and in turn the Country will progress rapidly. Therefore, the support which Groz-Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd. is extending to the students will greatly help and motivate more and more students to join our Vocational Programmes which focus on ‘employability’, ‘Groz-Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd.’ known for Technology Leadership has set a laudable example and we appreciate this gracious gesture, which need to be emulated by more companies in this sector so that new opportunities for career advancement and personality development of students & women’ girls in particular can be enabled.”
“ATDC focus on CSR has been on designing and deploying sustainable programmes, where the community takes ownership of the programmes in the true spirit of participatory development,” noted Roopali Shukla, Advisor, ATDC ToT Academies and Sr. Regional Manager Chandigarh & Punjab. There is a sharper emphasis on capacity building of the community, which has led to better impact of programmes on skill development for both men and women, Shukla added. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Shashi Kanwal, CSR Consultant, GBA, Harish Dua, LMC member ATDC & Managing Director KG Export, Dr. RA Lal, SGM (Technical & CSR), ATDC NHO, Staniz Dawa, Regional Director, RGNIYD (RC), Roopali Shukla, Advisor, ATDC ToT Academies and Regional ATDCs, Narender Verma, Executive Officer, CII, Rajat Bhatnagar, State Engagement Officer-CHD, PB & HR, NSDC, Dipika, RA, CSDM, Vikas Puri, Regional Head – North East, DyStar India.
Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial needles, precision components and tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textiles. Groz-Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd (GBA), based in Chandigarh, is a fully owned affiliate company of Groz- Beckert KG, Germany. GBA intends to promote skill development training activities under their CSR Initiatives in apparel sector for providing employment opportunities/self-employment for benefit of unemployed / disadvantaged section of the society and thus collaborated with ATDC to provide such training.
ATDC has emerged as India’s largest Vocational Training Network for the apparel sector and as a leader needs to develop and upgrade its policies, systems and procedures. With this objective, the meet focused on developing a cohesive curriculum and skill modules which will be followed by all the different centers of ATDC.