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AEPC to set up garment training centre in Bihar
Jun '09
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has sponsored an apparel training and design centre in Bihar, which will be the first centre of its kind in the state to generate employment and increase productivity levels.

An MoU has been signed between the General Secretary of the AEPC, Mr. Vimal Kirti Singh on behalf of Centre and Mr. Uday Narayan Thakur, Director Industry (Handloom and Silk), on behalf of State Government to set up this training centre in the state.

The Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) is a premier training institute, set up by AEPC and is sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, to provide shop floor level various training courses on garment manufacturing.

The centre will offer a range of courses according to the requirements of garments industry including pattern-making, cutting techniques, production supervision and quality control.

It will provide two diploma courses of one year duration and certificate course for a period of 4-6 months. The training centre that initially will be located at Udyog Bhawan will eventually be shifted to an 11,000 sq ft land provided by the Patliputra Industrial area in association with the state government.

The MoU intends to set up a textile park, Jute Park, Handloom Park and Silk zone for the development of textile industry. The government will also launch five satellite textile centres at various locations such as Chapra (Saran), Madhubani, Siwan, Vaishali and Bettiah (West Champaran).

There are a total of 50 ATDCs across the country and a large number of training centres have been opened by the APEC, which is also now restructuring 21 ATDC Hubs, 9 Centres and 17 Satellite Skill Development Projects.

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