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AMHSSC Inaugurates Centre of Excellence in Guwahati, Boosting Apparel Industry Skills and Innovation

Published: June 3, 2024

– AMHSSC Unveils Advanced Training Facility in Assam for Apparel Sector Growth

Apparel, Made-ups & Home Furnishings Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC) marked a significant milestone in the North-Eastern region on May 30, 2024, with the inauguration of its Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Guwahati, Assam. The CoE, which is 5th of its kind in the series, was officially inaugurated by Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, underscoring the government’s commitment to advancing skill development and fostering entrepreneurship. The inauguration ceremony was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including Dr Kalyan Chakravarthy, IAS, Principal Secretary, Govt of Assam, and Brig R. K. Singh (Retd), Managing Director, North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation. Their presence highlighted the collective effort towards enhancing the capabilities of the apparel industry in the region.

This initiative marks a significant milestone in addressing the challenges faced by the apparel sector. It enhances efficiency in product development, research, and workforce skilling while contributing to the country’s rapid economic growth.

Padma Shri Dr A Sakthivel, Chairman, AMHSSC, expressed his heartfelt gratitude and reaffirmed the Council’s dedication to aligning with the government’s mission to promote the growth and competitiveness of Assam’s apparel industry. He underscored the Centre’s pivotal role in contributing to the region’s socio-economic development, instilling a sense of hope and inspiration in the audience. “The Centre of Excellence in Guwahati stands out with its cutting-edge apparel manufacturing technology, offering a truly immersive industry experience,” emphasized Dr. Sakthivel. “It provides diverse courses, ranging from Industrial Engineering and Production Supervision to Fashion Sampling Coordination and Fashion Business & Marketing. The CoE’s alignment with government initiatives like DDUGKY and Samarth ensures the accessibility of these invaluable educational opportunities.”

Dr. Vijay Kumar Yadav, CEO, AMHSSC, offered a more expansive view of the Centre’s impact, stating, “CoE is designed to serve as a hub for project work, internships, seminars, workshops, and upskilling programs, ensuring that students and professionals remain at the forefront of the latest industry trends. This initiative aims to foster innovation and elevate the standards of the apparel industry in the North Eastern region.” He added, “As a center dedicated to excellence, it will play a crucial role in nurturing talent, driving economic development, and contributing to the overall upliftment of the apparel industry in Assam and the wider North Eastern region. The CoE is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the government, industry stakeholders, and educational institutions, all working towards a common goal of skill enhancement and economic prosperity.”

Young individuals seeking opportunities for gainful employment or entrepreneurship in the apparel industry are encouraged to contact the center or email [email protected] for further information.

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