Mintex to enhance capacity of textile workers


The Ministry of Textile Industry is offering multiple training courses to focusing on different areas of textile sector to enhance the capacity of its workers. Garments, fashion, apparel design, cutting for lingerie making, line supervisory skills and knitting machine operators training are the areas of these capacity building courses, Senior official of Ministry of Commerce and Textile told APP here.
He said the Ministry has also launched a skill development project in collaboration with International Labor Organization (ILO) and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
“The Mintex has selected four textile training institutes working under administrative control of Mintex namely Pakistan Readymade Garment Training Institute (PRGTTI), Pakistan Knitwear Training Institute (PKTI) Lahore , Pakistan Fashion and Apparel Design Institute (FADIN) Karachi and SMA Rizvi Textile Institute (SMARTI) Karachi as partners for implementation of this project,” .
He further said that the training program’s main objective is provision of skilled workforce to make textile industry more competitive.
The ministry will cover the costs incurred in the areas of trainee stipend, trainer’s salary, raw material cost, social mobilization, evaluation cost, certificate printing and distribution, he added.
He said this program will render dual benefits for Pakistan’s economy; firstly provision of skilled workforce to textile industry and secondly employment opportunities for workers especially trained women.
Approximately 600 trainees would be trained in different batches spread over about one and half year’s time. On the completion of training course, job placement of the trainees would be ensured with the help of textile institutes and respective textile associations, he added. All the stakeholders of the skill development project are hopeful for positive results.—APP

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