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ATDC holds workshop on ‘Principles of Textile Testing’ in Thiruvananthapuram




A 3 day workshop on ‘Principles of Textile Testing’ was organized by ATDC-TOT Academy recently at ATDC Thiruvananthapuram aiming at up gradation of the knowledge base in Textile Testing for a swift growth in career by providing the students and textile professional’shands on training in Fiber Analysis, Strength Properties, Color Fastness, Stability Performance, Yarn Count, Yarn Twist and to enrich the skill levels of Industry Personnel. More than 25 participants from various organizations and institutions participated in the workshop including Govt. Institute of Fashion Designing, and NSS Women’s College etc wherein Texport Industries (P) Ltd, Bombay Rayon Fashion Ltd and many others were in the list of attendees. Mr. K. Iyyappan, lecturer ATDC Tirupur was the lead faculty for conducting this training workshop.

The Training of Trainers’ Academy is an ATDC initiative with a key objective to upgrade the knowledge base & skill levels of ATDC Faculty Resources & Industry Personnel in the Apparel Industry while providing better quality trainers for industry. Along with laying a road map for mass training of candidates, ATDC in a pioneering endeavour set-up 3 Training of Trainers’ Academies (ATDC-TOT Academy) in Gurgaon(NCR), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) & Chhindwara (MP).

The TOT Academies have been actively formulating strategies & establishing methodologies for development of Course Contents, Digital Contents, Soft Skill Modules, conducting Customised Training Programs for Industry Personnel across various domains including shop floor skills, fabrics, Industrial engineering and Advance Programs on 'LEAN Management' etc. The workshop included practical sessions on Fiber Identification,Procedures for evaluating Color fastness and Physical Properties. The Color Fastness Tests included-Crocking, Light, Washing & Perspiration, Evaluate the GSM-Count &Construction, Tensile Strength &Elongation, Breaking & Bursting Strength, Tear Strength, Pilling Resistance Test, Dimensional Stability to Washing, Dry Cleaning & pH. M.K Vivekanandan Nair, Head Communication ASAP, Higher Education Department, Govt of Kerala stated- “The relevance of the training lies in the fact that India will become the most skilled manpower country by 2020. Trends are changing rapidly and these kinds of workshops are essential to upgrade the professionals.” Speaking on this occasion Mr. K. Iyyappan, training expert said “I believe Textile Testing provides most critical support to fulfil the quality requirement of domestic and international buyer requirements. This type of workshops is a medium to convey the significance of Textile Testing in Apparel Manufacturing for Apparel Manufacturers and New Entrepreneurs.”