The Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) encourages women to take up career in the apparel industry and makes efforts to nurture their talent, skills and dedication. There is visible recognition of women’s contribution in the apparel/fashion/retail sectors. There is recognition that when women join the workforce, the country progresses rapidly and their contribution to productivity increases the GDP of the country and the economic well-being of families. For women in general apparel manufacturing, design etc. are seen to be ideal jobs.
The institute has received an award from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India for contributing to the development of women’s skills in the country.
ATDC is India’s largest quality vocational training provider for the apparel industry with over 200 centers pan India which offer the entire range of apparel-related vocational courses. These include 65 ATDC vocational institutes and over 135 ATDC-SMART centers and skill camps offering state-of the- art vocational programs. ATDC is probably the single largest training provider for any vocation in India and the single largest beneficiary or nodal agency for implementation of a government’s skill development scheme.
The courses are focused on the downstream apparel export and domestic manufacturing industries. Apparel Training and Design Centre has a mission to upgrade the technical skills of the human resources employed in the garment industry.