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Raymond signs MoU with UP govt to impart skill training
Jan '14
Raymond Limited, one of India's largest branded fabric and fashion retailers, and leading manufacturer, marketer and retailer of worsted suiting fabrics, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to organize skill training programs for garment manufacturing to marginalized and unemployed youth of the state in order to provide them employment.
The MoU was signed between the company and Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Society (UPSDM) under the vocational education and skill development department of the state government in the presence of the state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, reports Business Standard.
The initiative has been taken up by the Skilled Training Institute of Raymond (STIR), a public charitable trust of the Raymond group, which will be setting up state-of-the-art garment manufacturing training centers in the cities of Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Ghaziabad and Agra, within the state industrial training institutes.
Ram Bhatnagar, vice president of Emerging Businesses, Raymond Limited said, the group has always believed in offering employability linked skill development training programs in tailoring through various initiatives in the country.
The objective of the initiative is to offer unemployed youth from socio-economically deprived sections an opportunity to be trained on modern machinery that empowers them to upgrade their tailored product quality in terms of finish and style, he added.
The training institute would offer courses in garment manufacturing ranging from basic tailoring to specialized courses in stitching shirts, trousers, jackets, kurtas, sherwanis and jodhpuris. Students will be trained in crafts like body measurement, pattern making and drafting, cutting, stitching and specialized operations, such as finishing and packaging.
Raymond Limited, is one of India’s leading textile and apparel company, and has a capacity of producing 35 million meters of wool and wool-blended fabrics. Raymond has over 60 per cent market share in worsted suiting in India.

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