New Delhi: Apparel, Made-Ups & Home furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC) in association with its training partner Shahi Exports, one of the foremost and largest export houses of India, recently conducted a Skill Training program for around hundred women, supported by Haldiram Snacks Private ltd.
The skill training program was specially designed for economically backward and disadvantaged women. The training was imparted for the Sewing Machine Operator & Self-Employed Tailor Job roles, for a period of three months. On successful completion of the training program, the participants were not only issued certificates but also offered job roles by Shahi exports, thus providing them with a means to livelihood and boosting their confidence.
On the successful conclusion of the training program, Dr. Roopak Vasishtha, CEO and DG, AMHSSC said that “We are committed to empower and equip women with employable skills so that they can secure better livelihood opportunities. Our aim is to reach out to economically & educationally backward women and to make them a bigger part of the skilling eco-system and to help them secure employment”. He also added that “the CSR projects can greatly contribute towards the process of women empowerment in India, as the way towards holistic empowerment of Indian women goes through skilling and by providing them means of a job or a business so that they can ensure a constant source of revenue”.
One of the candidates, Ms. Puja Verma expressed her happiness and said that, “the three-month SMO training, was highly industry-oriented and provided good working knowledge of the subject. The training was a fun learning experience and the inhouse industry training prepared them well to face the real time challenges at work. She also praised her mentors for their guidance & support.
Priya, Sindhu Kumari, Kanchan Devi and other trainees, reverberated the same and conveyed that the skill training program not only helped them to nurture their skills as SMO but also improved their interpersonal skills and provided them a means to livelihood.
The CSR activities have been a catalyst towards empowering and uplifting women in society. The Government of India has been proactively encouraging CSR-funded skill development activities to promote skilling, reskilling and up-skilling on a massive scale.