About ATDC

APPAREL TRAINING AND DESIGN CENTRE(A society for skilling in apparels)

Glorious 25 years of service to apparel industry pursuing skills-excellence Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) has emerged as India’s Largest Quality Vocational Training provider for the Apparel Sector with over 200 directly – run ATDCs including 100 plus ATDC centres Pan-India spread across 23 states, 86 cities and about 150 districts PAN-India. ATDC is a unique skill training organization offering Shop-Floor, Supervisory and Managerial Level training courses i.e. 300 hrs. to 3000 hrs. ranging from NSQF level 01-03 to 05-07 i.e. from ISDS (MOT, GOI) short term entry-level certificate courses to longer-duration Bachelor Degree (B.Voc) programs in collaboration with RGNYID (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports) through the ATDC-SKPs approved by the AICTE (MHRD,GOI)

ATDC a society has already trained over 4 lakh Trainees and has transformed lives by providing gainful employment to youth, women & disadvantaged sections of the society and in particular over the pilot project period of ISDS, MOT, GOI since October 2010 (till Dec 2013) above 1,00,000 candidates have been enrolled and over 75% have been placed in the apparel industry with 45% in large & SME and also 25-30% in domestic industry units /self-help group and the rest for self-employment.

ATDC a society has emerged as the largest Vocational Training Provider with a leading position in the vocational education space being a nodal agency under component-1 for implementing Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) of Ministry of Textiles, GOI in 2010 where ATDC took the ambitious target of training 1, 72,220 candidates in five years under SMART project and has successfully trained 1, 52,138 candidates through 176 ATDC Centres pan-India till March 2015.

ATDC has also established 65 Vocational Institutes as “VTPs” aligned toNSDC, 30 SKP’s aligned to AICTE’s NSQF (National Skill Qualification Framework) and collaborated with RGNIYD (Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development) to impart level 5, level 6 & level 7 of NSQF for two B. Voc. Programmes viz. B. Voc in Apparel Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship and B.Voc in Fashion Design & Retail. This makes ATDC the only organization offering shop floor, supervisory and managerial level courses within the education and training eco- system i.e. SMART training for taking care of courses of 1 month to 4 month duration (Skill Level 01-02) and ATDC Vocational Institutes (Skill Level 03-04) for offering MES courses of six months to one year and now offering three year B. Voc courses (Skill Level 05-07) based on the “National Vocational Qualification Framework’ of AICTE. The impact potential of ATDC is outlined in the comprehensive Skill Pyramid Model for the Apparel sector which provides a comprehensive training Eco-system for the apparel sector and has accorded a leadership position to ATDC in the sector.

Creation of such a comprehensive training Eco system has accorded a leadership position to ATDC by transforming as India’s largest vocational training provider for the apparel sector and has won 4 prestigious awards- the “ASSOCHAM Award” for Best Institute Innovation 2015, ATDC Ranchi being Awarded “Educational Excellence Award 2014.” by ASSOCHAM, Best Vocational Institute 2014 by Assocham and the UK-India Skills Forum Award in 2011(in the Government Funded Category) for demonstration of outstanding commitment to the skills agenda by providing employable skills to youth, woman & disadvantaged section of the society.

ATDC’s Major Vocational Streams
  • ATDC SMART Training Programme
  • ATDC Vocational Institute (AVI)
  • Long Term courses aligned with NSDC.
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  • B.Voc Programme in collaboration with RGNIYD
  • ATDC Online Certificate Programmes with TI,UK
  • ATDC Training of Trainers’ (TOT) Academy