Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), with its affordable courses for skill development, has decided to empower the youth. To spread awareness regarding them a marathon ‘Run for Skills’ was organised by the Centre. The marathon started from ATDC Noida and culminated at the same place covering major parts of Noida, in-between stopping at Metro Hospital and Nehru International Public School. The marathon was flagged off by district magistrate Nagendra Pratap Singh. The event was put together to move one step closer to achieving the dream of ‘Skilled India’ by the team led by Lalit Thukral, Convenor, LMC, Noida Cluster, Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC.
“The goal of Skill India is to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of talent of Indians and identify new sectors for skill development. It aims to provide training and skill development to 500 million youth by 2020, and ATDC should be well appreciated to move one step forwards towards Skill India goal,” said Singh. Added Koshy, “As a vocational training network, we at ATDC realise the importance of imparting skill to empower the unemployed youth. It is not just about skilling them; it is about making them self-confident and ready for the future. ” Over 150 students, volunteers and faculty members took part in the marathon.
With the vision of “Imparting skills and improving lives”, ATDC is the single largest vocational training provider for the apparel sector in India. Under the leadership of Koshy, it has got the ‘Best Vocational Training Provider (VTP) Training 2016-Gold’ by ASSOCHAM. The staff of ATDC has been working to train the youth and women for the last 25 years. This event reflected their goal of skilling as many people as possible and making them self-reliant.