Dr. Roopak Vasishtha has joined as the CEO of the Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMH SSC). Dr. Vasishtha has 28 years of experience in the fields of Human Resources, Education and Training. He had earlier looked after the Apparel Training and Design Centre of the AEPC and has also worked in various capacities in other sectors, such as Automobile and Healthcare. Dr. Vasishtha also regularly writes for the various magazines and journals.
The Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council in the period of next 10 years, plans to certify 1.9 million work force in the Apparel, made-ups and Home Furnishing Sector by affiliating more than 160 Institutes. It also plans to train more than 2500 trainers to impart further trainings in this sector. One of the major initiatives which the AMH SSC would take is to act as a bridge between the available talent and the Apparel Industry.
Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council has been launched with a primary mandate of enhancing and to build a capacity in skill development in these sectors. One of the salient features of the AMH SSC is designing of the training programmes, based on industry demands of different segments and to ensure that all successful trainees are certified through accredited assessment agency.
AMH SSC has been authorized by NSDC for evolving assessing proficiencies of skills of trainees for the apparel sector, made-ups and home furnishing for their respective subject areas.
The Government of India has constituted Prime Minister’s National Skill Development Corporation for coordinated action for skill development, both in the domain of public and private sector. This Corporation mandates skill formation to develop the workforce with enhanced skill through structured programme and assessment.
Owing to the presence of widespread training centers, participated by both public and private entities, determining the quality of training rendered at different training centers is crucial to the success of the skill development programme and thus skill assessment is essential part of skill development.