“ Women Empowerment through Education and Training in Garment Technology” A Case Study of women empowerment through Education & Training in garment Technology A Success Story Dr.N.V.R.Nathan Sr Advisor Everonn Skill Development Limited. [email_address]
Module on Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Children’s Wear,
Ethnic Wear, Block Printing & Tie and Dye Technique, Embroidery and Embellishments.
The groups were trained in any one Module depending on the skill and interest of the participating trainee. This was to ensure that no competition develops within group but together they compliment one another .
Each of the 52 Training centres were equipped with 15-20 State of Art Juki Industrial Sewing Machine, certain specialised Machines such as Buttoning Machine,Collar Fusing machine, Bulk Cutting Machine, besides equipping them with Pattern Making Tables and raw material for stitching, embroidery, tie and dye and accessories that are used in most export houses .
About 3800 SHG women have completed the Training and grouped into 20 Mutually Aided Co-operative Societies (MACS) under the State Act and have established 3 Common Facilities Centres (CFCs) with full fledged Production Facilities and have turned themselves into entrepreneurs producing High quality Ready to Wear Garments with their registered Brand name, viz., “eg” and “gauthami”.
Large Retail Chains like Shopper’s Stop, Pantaloon Group, Big Bazaar, Lifestyle etc., have been placing orders on these MACS formed by the Trained SHGs through an MOU to support the NIFT and Government Initiatives with a Social Objective. Each MACS is geared up to produce around 60,000 garments a month priced on an average of Rs.130 ($3).
These MACS have elected from among themselves a President,Vice-President, Secretary, and office bearers who run the day to day functioning of the Enterprise.These functionaries have been further trained for one month each on accounting, marketing, Institutional selling etc., and take care of participation in Fairs & Exhibitions to market their Brand .
Self Help Groups Participating in Buyer Seller’s Meet at The Apparel Summit.
Some of the Products made by Tribal Craftsmen and marketed by APCO & Lepakshi Emporia
These Group of trained women have been now undergoing training on Environmental and Ecological issues beside Sanitation and Cleanliness. Metamorphosis from being merely domestic help to now “Entrepreneurs” in the family, these women are finding a better status at home and in the society.
This has been one of the seven such Cluster Development projects undertaken in Andhra Pradesh out of which 3 are in exclusive Tribal area and are also infested by Naxalites. While none dared to enter these areas, NIFT, students, faculty and trainers worked and transformed the lives of several thousands of people. These experiments are being attempted to be replicated in all the other six States of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, West Bengal, Maharastra, Utter Pradesh and Gujarat later by NIFT where it has it’s presence.
Educational Institutions, Industrial & Business Houses can play an active role in empowering the rural population by aiding skill up gradation through Training and Design Intervention that can eventually change the quality of life. Network Marketing and E-commerce can remove several barriers to Marketing.
Everonn Shall take primary responsibility to network and enter into MOU with state government.
Everonn Shall consult the Commissioner of Handlooms' and Handicraft advice and work with select Co-operatives with support from corporate houses and Philanthropists help and provide both design & Colour concept that are commercially saleable and in tune with fashion forecast initially in Tamilnadu, AP & Karnataka and gradually network other states.
Everonn will closely co-ordinate with the Collector & Commissioner of Handlooms & Textiles to locate a suitable agencies and freelance designers to assist in designing of Merchandise that could communicate the rich heritage and culture of India.
The Indian textiles and clothing industry is poised to achieve a turnover of US$85 billion by 2010,
However, gap in the demand and the supply of skilled manpower is expected to be 2 million by 2010.
The present institutional structure is inadequate to meet this huge shortage of skilled manpower, both in quantitative and qualitative terms.
Also, with economy growing at a rate of 9% per annum, there is a need to ensure that this growth is inclusive, in order to have positive impact on poverty levels.
As apparel industry employs people at shop floor level with low levels of education and skills, specifically suited for women, there can be convergence between the requirement of skilled manpower for apparel industry and poverty alleviation objective of the Government.
This possibility of convergence has led to the birth of SPRING!
Course Content MODULE 1 Introduction to Sewing Machines Theory MODULE 2 Working on Machines – Dos and Donts Theory/ Practical MODULE 3 Basics of Machine Operations Practical MODULE 4 Attaching Needles & threads Practical MODULE 5 Different kinds of Sewing Theory/ Practical MODULE 6 Work sheets Practical MODULE 7 Aids for Sewing Practical MODULE 8 Stitch Formation Practical MODULE 9 Sewing Skills on Fabrics Theory/ Practical MODULE 10 Construction of Men's Shirts - assembly Theory/ Practical MODULE 11 Construction of Men's Trousers- assembly Theory/ Practical MODULE 12 Construction of Men's Polo shirts – Knits Theory/ Practical MODULE 13 Team Building, Motivation, Attitude Theory/ Group Exercise MODULE 14 Self management, Stress control Theory/ Group Exercise MODULE 15 Social Security, savings & insurance Theory/ Group Exercise MODULE 16 Health & Hygiene – Work place requirement , Family Planning & Awareness of HIV/AIDS Theory/ Group Exercise
Process Flow Chart of the Program By SPV/TPs/PEs/ DRDA/PRIs By SPV Placement Need Analysis of the industry for skilled manpower/Identification of prospective Employer Identification of Training Partners Identification of potential catchments area Identification of BPL trainees in the identified catchment area Screening & selection of the trainees Training of the trainees Examination & Certification By TPs/PEs supported by SPV By SPV/TPs/PEs/ Certification Partners PEs/Industry facilitated by SPV
having aptitude and capability to conduct training as per set standards
which share the vision and mission of this national skills development initiative
Which are ready to assist in creating awareness of this program among the target BPL population
which can ensure the participation and attendance of the selected trainees for training
which can engage and deploy qualified trainers (who would be specially trained by IL&FS CDI /APPTEX)
which can do necessary administrative work to ensure and achieve training objectives
Potential Training Partners Training Centers State Government Institutions Institutions attached with Ministry of Textiles NGOs/ Private institutions Industry Associations ITIs, Polytechnics ATDCs/ WSCs/ PSCs Pvt Engg Colleges/ polytechnics/Training Institutions TEA Individual Apparel Entrepreneurs Training Partners
Conduct Train-the Trainers (TOT) to prepare faculty
Facilitate interface with Govt. Departments and Rural Development agencies – for identification of space and identification of target group
Facilitate job placement of trainees after completion of course
An amount of Rs.2000 as stipend to the trainees. Out of this Rs.500 to be spent towards travel and refreshments of the trainees by providing bus passes, lunch coupons etc. Remaining Rs. 1500 to be paid after one month of employment. However, this can be customized to meet the local conditions of the training centers
The cost of training 5 lakh persons over next 5 years is estimated to be Rs. 8,174 per person ( $ 210)
The GOl (Ministry of Rural Development) would share Rs.5000 ( $110)per person out of special SGSY projects
The recruiting industry would pay Rs. 1500 per trainee ( $40).
ILFS CDI/APPTEX manages the remaining amount of Rs. 1674 ($ 60)through licensing of multi-media content to private commercial training institutes as well as cross-subsidy from any surplus for training of persons from ABL families who may opt to pay for their training .
List of Scheduled Training Centers (All India Basis) SN Training Partner Name Location State Status of MOU 1 KARMA CONSULTANTS Muzaffarpur Bihar Signed 2 Northern India Textile Research Association Meerut Dist Uttar Pradesh Signed 3 Gujarat Eco Textile Park Ltd Pandesara - Surat Gujarat Signed 4 Metro Hi-tech Park - Ichalkaranji Kolhapur Dist Maharashtra Signed 5 Koyyana Educational & Welfare Trust Gajuwaka - Vizag Andhra Pradesh Signed 6 Steadfast Apparels Pvt. Limited Jillelaguda - RR Dist Andhra Pradesh Signed 7 NIFT - TEA - Tirupur Odakadu - Tirupur Tamilnadu signed 8 Center for Rural Development - Sivaganga Sivaganga Dist Tamilnadu Signed 9 Corporate Alliance for Social Initiatives (CASI) Karur Dist Tamilnadu Signed 10 Madurai Integrated Textile Park Limited - Kappalur Madurai Dist Tamilnadu Signed 11 Ambattur Clothing Company - Chennai Tiruvallur Dist Tamilnadu Signed 12 SKAT India Clothing Pvt Ltd - Arumbakkam Chennai Dist Tamilnadu Signed 13 Bangalore Institute of Fashion Technology Bilekahalli Village Karnataka Signed 14 Mandavya Institute of Apparel Training Center Bommanahalli Karnataka Signed 15 Shahi Exports Hulimavu Village Karnataka Signed
Training Centers (2 nd Phase) Region State No. of Training Centers Northern Region Gurgoan – Haryana 1 Faridabad, Haryana 1 Gaziabad - UP 1 Noida, UP 1 Total Northern Region (4) Western Region Ahmedabad - GUJ 1 Tarapur - MAH 1 vapi - GUJ 1 Pithampur - MP 1 Total Western Region (4) Eastern Region Bhubaneshwar - ORISSA 1 Kolkata - WB 1 Total Eastern Region (2) Southern Region Andhra Pradesh 2 Kerala 1 Karnataka 2 Total Southern Region (5) Grand Total 15