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AMHSSC now fully operational
May '15
Courtesy: AMHSSC
Courtesy: AMHSSC
The government’s ambitious apparel, made-ups and home furnishing sector skill council (AMHSSC) has now become fully operational.

In a statement, Dr A Sakthivel chairman of AMHSSC that due to the presence of widespread training centres, participated by both public and private entities, determining the quality of training rendered at different training centres is crucial to the success of skill development programme and, thus, skill assessment is essential part of skill development.

The government had constituted the ambitious skill development programme under the leadership of the national skill development corporation (NSDC). The NSDC mandates skill formation to develop the workforce with enhanced skill through structured programme and assessment.

The AMHSSC was jointly launched by the ministry of textiles, NSDC and the apparel export promotion council (AEPC) with primary mandate of enhancing and building capacity in skill development. One of the salient features of the AMHSSC is designing of training programmes, based on industry demands of different segments and to ensure that all successful trainees are certified through accredited agency.

AMHSSC has been authorised by NSDC for evolving assessing proficiencies of skills of trainees for the apparel, made-ups and home furnishing sectors for their respective subject areas.

Dr Sakthivel, who also heads the Tirupur Exporters’ Association, said that efforts are being made to bring in foreign expertise in the field of skilling.

In addition to the training of fresh candidates, the AMHSSC has also been mandated to assess and certify the existing workers in the apparel, made-ups and home furnishing sector under the recognition of the government’s prior learning scheme (RPL) and the manufacturers can take benefit of getting their workers assessed and certified. With certified workforce manufacturers can negotiate better with the buyers who give more importance to manufacturing units which have certified workforce, Sakthivel said in his statement.(SH)

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