Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has tied up with 77 apparel manufacturing units for world bank funded STRIVE programme
About STRIVE programme
- Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) is a new World Bank funded project that has been approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) in November 2016 for a total cost of Rs. 2200 crore (US $ 318 million).
- The financial agreement was signed between Government of India and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) on 19th December, 2017 and the closing date of the project is November, 2022
- The project falls under the Programme for Results (P4R) based category of World Bank that ensures outcome based funding.
- The project aims at creating awareness through industry clusters/ geographical chambers that would address the challenge of involvement of micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).
- It is aimed at institutional reforms and improving quality & market relevance of skill development training programs in long term vocational education training.
- The Project would also aim at integrating and enhancing delivery quality of ITIs. In order to ensure achievement of outcome these ITI would be competitively selected for upgradation under the scheme.
- It shall incentivize ITIs to improve overall performance including apprenticeship by involving SMEs, business association and industry clusters.
- The project aims to develop a robust mechanism for delivering quality skill development training by strengthening institutions such as State Directorate of training & Employment, The Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI), National Instructional Media Institute(NIMI), National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs), ITIs etc.
Four result areas
It is covering the following 4 result areas:
- Improved performance of ITI.
- Increased Capacities of State Governments to support ITIs and Apprenticeship Training
- Improved Teaching and Learning.
- Improved and Broadened Apprenticeship Training.