Government to hold National Workshop for Textile industry

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is organizing a National Workshop on Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) at the national capital, on 27th August, 2015. The workshop aims to showcase the successes under ISDS, share experiences and obtain feedback from concerned stakeholders on how the scheme can better contribute to a skilled India.

The workshop will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Textiles (I/C), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar. The Textiles Minister will also inaugurate an Exhibition at the venue, namely India Habitat Centre. A brochure and a booklet on ISDS shall also be released by the Minister.

Secretary, Textiles, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Panda will launch the facility of online certificate generation through the centralized Management Information System (MIS) portal of ISDS. This innovative facility provides for easy, fast and seamless generation of certificates, promising to be a boon to both trainees as well as training agencies.

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Awards shall be given on the occasion, to best performing implementing agencies and employers under the scheme.

After the inaugural session, a presentation shall be given on the journey of ISDS so far. This shall be followed by sessions on the convergence of ISDS with the ‘Skill India’ initiative; the role of state Governments in catalysing skill initiatives; standardization of courses, assessment and certification, and employment opportunities and challenges under ISDS. The workshop thus aims to identify, disseminate, evolve and institutionalize best practices to improve the effectiveness of the scheme in building the skill capital of India’s textile sector.