A MoU has been inked in India between Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM) and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhopal to train the state’s youth in the textile sector under the Mukhya Mantri Kaushalya Yojana (MMKY). Under the agreement, NIFT will impart practical training to around 10,000 youth and develop skills to make them employable.
State domicile and Class 8 pass-outs will be eligible for this month-long training course which is expected to begin in the next 15 days. Those applying for the course will be offered training on batch-basis. Each batch will have 30 candidates. At least 70 per cent of total trained personnel will be recruited post training. Those trained under the scheme will be offered 4-Grade certificates by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Training will be offered in 10 or 12 courses depending on needs of the industry. Initially, four courses related to spinning will be offered. Further, NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion and the Ministry of Rural Development also partnered recently to start a training programme and train the unskilled youth in the apparel industry under DDU-GKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana) in Tirupur.