International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART E
Alternative approaches to address skill deficit in textile cluster
Author(s): Prerna Kapila and BS Dhillon
Skilled labour requirement across all the manufacturing sectors is an area of concern for the manufacturers and policy makers. There has not only been an unprecedented shortage of skilled manpower across the clusters but also an increase in unemployment. The apprentice learning from the masters, in sort of on job training, used to be the trend till recent years, but of late, this system has not managed to bring the required manpower into the industries. This has forced the industries to look at alternate sources of labor, and the attention is drawn to local unskilled manpower pool like the rural females, school dropouts, jail inmates etc. This labor pool needs to be first motivated to come out to work and then comes the need to train them as per the requirements of the industry. As the government supported training centers are few and unable to fulfill the requirement of the industry, evolution of innovative skill development models is need of today especially for the MSME units. The bigger and composite units have managed to open their own training centers and have attracted mass pool of labor by their attractive offerings while the comparatively smaller units are constantly looking for different economical models of skill development so that they can manage their operations effectively and the production schedules could be matched successfully. The successful skill development model should be economical, replicable as well as sustainable. The present paper attempts to give an overview of the various modules and the appraisal by industry owners of the same so that it can be replicated at other industrial clusters.
How to cite this article:
Prerna Kapila and BS Dhillon. Alternative approaches to address skill deficit in textile cluster. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(1): 280-283.