The Indian textiles sector provides direct employment to about 45 million people, which makes it second only to the agriculture sector. It contributes 14% to industrial production, 4% to India’s GDP and constitutes 13% of total exports. As per the NSDC report on Skill Gap in Textile Sector, the overall employment in the textile and clothing sector is expected to increase from about 33 to 35 million in 2008 to about 60 to 62 million by 2022. This would translate to an incremental human resource requirement of about 25 million persons by 2022. Of this, the mainstream textile and clothing sector has the potential to employ about 17 million persons incrementally till 2022.
The following trainings in different specializations within Apparel are identified for gainful and self employment such as-
- Job Trainings – Sewing Machine Operator, Cutting Supervisor, Pattern Master, Assistant Fashion Designer, Hand Embroider, Online Sample Designer.
- Skill Trainings – Basic Tailoring, Advanced Tailoring, Embroidery work, Marketing and Business Development