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National Programme for Training of Textile
and Clothing Industry Personnel

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[ Regional Office-wise programmes ]

1. Why this programme?

            Human Resource Development (HRD) has been one of the most neglected areas in Indian textile and clothing industry.  The syllabus/curriculum in the educational institutions, barring some new fashion technology institutes, has not kept pace with the changing requirements.    The personnel from such institutes, after joining the industry, are not exposed to the latest and emerging concepts with respect to technology, market and management.  With the integration of markets and application of IT on wider scale, there has been a sea-change in the way the businesses are conducted today.  The industry needs to update itself with such changing requirements.  One of the ways of meeting this task is to equip the personnel working in the industry with the skills and knowledge of the latest.  While there are some institutions addressing this need of the industry, there has been no organized, focused and co-ordinated plan of action.   This National Programme is therefore conceived to fill this gap.

 2. The Training Programme

  1. 22 subjects have been identified, based on felt need analysis in major clusters in textile and clothing industry which will be covered during the financial year 2002-03 under this National Programme.  The training areas are primarily of two categories:  firstly the programmes for awareness/sensitization and secondly the programmes for skill development.  Brief profiles of all the 22 trainings indicating the objective/scope and the duration are given in Annexure-1.

  2. The training programmes on the identified subjects will be conducted throughout the country at 27 clusters/centres where the Textiles Committee’ s offices are located.  A table indicating the name of the programme, cluster/office of the Committee and the number of programmes that will be organized in each cluster/centre is given at Annexure-2.   While the number of programmes mentioned against each office is only minimum number and more number of programmes can be conducted if there is local demand and need.  As indicated in this Annexure around 390 training programmes will be conducted covering a minimum of 3900 executives (on average 10 per programme) during the year 2002-03.  The total number of training days will be around 800 @ 2 days per programme on average.

  3. Training material for the programmes, where the Textiles Committee has expertise, are already available with the Committee and are being further refined to suit their requirements.  For those programmes where the Committee does not have expertise, the services of  reputed  institutions/ consultants, who have expertise in those areas will be utilized in developing the course/training material.   The methodology to be adopted during the programme will be mixture of lectures, case studies and experience sharing.

  4. The Textiles Committee’s trained and professionally qualified manpower in 27 offices all over the country will act as resource persons in conducting these programmes.  However, for those programmes where the Committee does not have core competence, experts from the industry and the related institutions will be roped in to conduct the programmes.  Thus, the role of Textiles Committee will be that of a co-ordination and facilitation in implementing this national programme.

  5. The batch-size for each of the programmes may not normally exceed 20 to ensure effectiveness and focus. 

  6. The programme will be structured in a manner to suit the convenience of the trainees/industry.  The timings would be flexible, i.e., either the programme can be conducted full day or part of a day spreading over several days (including the holidays) as per the convenience of the local industry.

  7. The training programme will be organized on actual cost basis.  The concerned Office of the Textiles Committee would work out the actual cost in conducting the programme and accordingly fee would be charged from the trainees to meet the cost.   Efforts will be made to get the training programmes sponsored by the institutions like SIDBI, Banks, etc. and also avail funding from relevant schemes of the Central and State Governments.  In such cases, the training fee will accordingly be reduced.

  8. While Regional Offices as mentioned at Annexure-2 will act as co-ordination agencies at cluster level, the Secretary of the Textiles Committee with the assistance of Directors at the Head Office, will co-ordinate the implementation of the programme at national level.  Further, a Training Co-ordinator, in the Head Office of the Committee will exclusively look after the implementation of the programme.  In addition, subject-wise core teams formed in the Committee would look after the content/approach related issues of the individual programmes.

3. Textiles Committee - re-orientation from 'regulation' to 'facilitation'

The Textiles Committee, a statutory body, under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, has come a long way from being an inspection agency to become a facilitator for quality improvement in Indian textile industry.  The Committee provides a wide range of services under one roof : pre-export certification/ inspection services to more than 30,000 exporters; textile testing services through 18 laboratories; consultancy for implementation of ISO 9000/ISO 14000/SA 8000 and other standards (150 companies have availed  of these services so far); conducting  training programmes for the industry personnel; industry specific studies/surveys like status of power processing industry and consumption pattern of textiles.  Qualified and trained professionals and a vast network of 30 offices located in all major textile clusters in the country are the basic strengths of the Committee, which enable the implementation of a national programme of this nature.   The Textiles Committee trusts that the industry would avail of these services.

Annexure-1

NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR TRAINING OF TEXTILE  AND  CLOTHING INDUSTRY PERSONNEL YEAR 2002-03

PROFILES OF TRAINING PROGRAMMES

S.No. Programme title Objectives Target Group Duration
1 Quality Appraisal of Woven Fabrics

- To impart knowledge about basics of textiles, types of defects in woven fabrics, their causes and their categorization.

-  To impart knowledge about quality appraisal / inspection of woven fabrics under international inspection systems.

Production, Quality Control and Inspection Supervisors. 1 to 3 days
2 Testing of Dyes, Chemicals and Textiles

- Orientation about scientific methods in textile testing.

- To impart skills and knowledge about testing for physical and chemical parameters as per various national and international standards.

Personnel working in Production, Quality control , R & D & educational institutions 2 to 4 days
3 HS Classification of Textiles - To impart basic knowledge about HS System of classification of textiles in  general and apparels in particular. Executives in-charge of marketing and exports 1 day
4 Rules of Origin & GSP - To provide knowledge about various parameters governing the rules of origin and application of rules of origin to GSP. Executives in-charge of marketing and exports 1 day
5 Orientation on ISO 9001-2000 QMS

- To sensitize about the significant changes in the revised ISO 9000 standards.

- To impart basic knowledge about the standards’ requirements and their applicability in manufacturing and service sectors.

Management representatives of units certified under earlier version of ISO 9000 and those who have initiated implementation of revised standards. 1 to 2 days
6 Orientation on ISO 14000 Environmental Management Standards - To impart basic knowledge about the ISO 14000 EMS and sensitize about advantages of  implementation of the standard in textile manufacturing companies Middle level executives in charge of production and quality control 2 days
7 Social Accountability  Standards in Manufacturing

- To sensitize the manufacturers about the social issues in manufacturing which are the most important customer compliance.

– To impart working knowledge about implementation of SA 8000  standards.

- To sensitize about statutory requirements in management of labour relations.

Executives in charge of HRD, Quality Control and Production 1 to 2 days
8 Orientation on ISO 17025 Laboratory Quality Management System

- To generate awareness about the Quality Accreditation of Labs.

- To impart basic skills and knowledge about the implementation of ISO 17025 lab QMS in in-house textile testing labs of the industry and accreditation by NABL.

Quality Assurance Managers in-charge-of labs/quality control  in the industry,R&D institutions 2 days
9 Inventory Management and SPC for decentralized units

- To impart knowledge about how effective Inventory Management can contribute to increased efficiency, quality and profitability.

- To impart knowledge about the significance of SPC in increasing efficiency, quality and profitability.

Middle level managers in–charge of procurement, production and quality control. 2 days
10 Project formulation for modernization of textile machinery - To impart skills for preparation of bankable project reports for the purpose of up-gradation of machinery under TUFS Entrepreneurs desirous of availing credit for modernization 3 days
11 Skill development for presentation and communication in Fairs (Visual Merchandising)

-To impart basic skills on how to present and display the products in national and international exhibitions/fairs.

- To impart basic skills in communication with the buyers, particularly foreign buyers.

Executives in-charge of marketing, exports and  customer relations. 2 days
12 Environmental Compliances and eco labeling

- To generate awareness about statutory pollution control requirements.

- To sensitize about various environmental compliances and eco-labels which influence the market access of textiles to western countries.

Executives in-charge-of Production and Quality Control. 1 day
13 Improved Dyeing techniques for better quality - To provide guidance and technical assistance to the dyers in the decentralized sector for improving the quality of dyeing of textiles. Supervisors in-charge of dyeing 1 to 2 days
14 Skill development for Merchandisers

- To sensitize about the concept of merchandising.

- To impart basic knowledge about various processes involved in merchandising.

Executives in-charge of exports and marketing 1 to 2 days
15 Fashion/Colour forecast in product development

- To sensitize the design and production executives the importance of forecasting of colour and fashion.

- To impart basic knowledge in methods of forecasting and ways to acquire such information.

Executives in-charge of design and product development 1 to 2 days
16 Apparel Manufacturing

- To orient the prospective entrepreneurs to the basic requirements of an apparel manufacturing unit.

- To impart knowledge about various aspects in setting up of an apparel manufacturing unit like machinery, manpower, marketing, finance etc.

Entrepreneurs desirous of setting up new apparel manufacturing units. 2 days
17 Quality Control in  Cotton  Ginning - To impart knowledge about the basic requirements of maintaining quality during ginning and methods of achieving this. Owners and Supervisors of Ginning factories 1 day
18 Packaging - A marketing tool

- To sensitize the production and marketing executives to the importance of packaging in meeting the customer requirements.

- To impart knowledge of various aspects related to packaging techniques.

Marketing Executives of textile and apparel manufacturing unit. 1 days
19 ERP solutions for Garment Industry

- To sensitize production and management executives to the concept of IT based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in garment industry.

- To impart basic knowledge of various aspects related to ERP solutions – database, software, hardware and management.

Owners and Senior Level Managers of Apparel Manufacturing Units. 2 days
20 Waste minimization

- To sensitize the production executives about the cost of waste and ways to reduce it.

Middle and Senior level executives working in the production     department of textile industry. 1 day
21 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

-To sensitize the sales / marketing executives about the importance of CRM in business development .

-To impart basic knowledge about evaluating the customers’ needs to plan strategies for gaining their confidence.

Middle and Senior level executives dealing with the sales and marketing. 1 day
22 Executive Development Programme To impart basic knowledge of various dimensions related to business environment such as: international trade regulations, export-import rules, emerging new technologies, productivity, HRD techniques, financial management, product innovation, TQM etc. Middle and Senior Level Executives dealing with any department. 1 week

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Annexure-2

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1 Quality Appraisal of Woven Fabrics  
2 Testing of Dyes, Chemicals and Textiles                
3 HS Classification of Textiles                      
4 Rules of Origin and GSP                    
5 Orientation on ISO 9001 - 2000 QMS    
6 Orientation on ISO 14000 EMS                
7 Social Accountability Standards in manufacturing                      
8 Orientation on ISO-17025 Laboratory QMS                                  
9 Inventory Management
and SPC for decentralised units
                   
10 Project formulation for modernisation of textile machinery                                  
11 Skill development for presentation and communication in Fairs (Visual Merchandising)                            
12 Environmental Compliances  and Eco-labelling                            
13 Improved dyeng techniques for better quality                      
14 Skill development for Merchandisers                                
15 Fashion/colour forecast for Product
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16 Apparel Manufacturing                              
17 Quality control in Cotton Ginning and Pressing                                    
18 Packaging – a marketing tool                              
19 ERP Solutions for Garment Industry                                        
20 Waste Minimisation                        
21 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)                
22 Executive Development Programme                  

Note : The exact dates for the Programme will be decided by the concerned regional office depending upon the local industry/users' convenience.

For any details please contact Textiles Committee office as notified.

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