From the heart “IT WAS THE ENDLESS HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION OF THE FACULTY WHO HELPED ME ACHIEVE MY AIM”
Symbol of Courage Right guidance from ATDC has helped Manti Das enter the apparel sector with a bang Manti Das lives by her own motto. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. And courage is what some are born with, while others gather from their surroundings. Manti, a girl from a middle-class family in West Bengal, had little to do after earning a bachelor’s degree from a reputed university. The jobs were there, but not to her satisfaction. Her aim was to acquire skill-sets that would take her ahead in life; a simple, clerical job was not her cup of tea. After much deliberation, she enrolled for an Advance Diploma in the Apparel Manufacturing Technology (AMT) programme at ATDC Kolkata. The very first few days at ATDC cleared any misgivings she may have had; she was sure she had made a right choice. The market-oriented curricula, state-of-the-art infrastructure, trained faculty and a friendly atmosphere inculcated a sense of security in her. And the programme opened new vistas for Manti. She was sent to Arvind Ltd — one of the largest integrated textile and branded apparel players — by ATDC for an internship programme. For 25-year-old Manti, this was the opportunity she had been waiting for. Her excellent performance resulted in a job offer from Arvind Ltd. “I am indebted to ATDC to a great extent. The technical and practical knowledge about the apparel and textile sector boosted my confidence,” she reveals. “It’s true that hard work pays, but the right guidance is equally important.” Manti also gives credit for her success to her parents who always motivated her. Currently, Manti is working as a lab technician in the quality department of Arvind Ltd on a handsome package. She can't forget the day when she decided to join ATDC. “I encourage friends and other girls from my area to look at ATDC courses as they plan their career.” Manti has come a long way. The road ahead is full of hope.