Training of personnel in textile industry is one of the major services offered by SITRA. SITRA has been offering training services for the past 35 years, with more than 100000 personnel, comprising all levels, having benefitted out of it. While training programmes intended for the top and middle level management personnel are held both at SITRA and also offered as in-house programmes; for operatives, the hands-on training modules are conducted at the mill premises.
SITRA is the only empanelled institution under the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India to offer training to foreign nationals in textile related disciplines. The activity that started in the 1974 has witnessed more than 1500 persons from 80 different countries participating and benefiting from SITRA’s expertise.
SITRA’s membership is spread all over the country and mills regularly utilize SITRA’s services in one or many ways. Towards reaching out to more mils where it can play an active role, SITRA is offering exclusive training programmes to units forming part of some of the upcoming textile clusters.
SITRA is one of the implementing agencies under Ministry of Textiles, Government of India's ambitious Integrated Skill Development Scheme(ISDS) set to train more 25 lakhs personnel in the textile industry. Under the scheme SITRA is offering 13 different skill enhancement programmes in the areas of spinning, weaving, knitting, garments, medical textiles, etc. SITRA would have trained 30,000 persons under ISDS by the end of Government’s 10th plan period ending 2016.
SITRA is one of the institutions certified by the Govt. of Tamilnadu to offer skill based training programmes for the backward and denotified communities in the areas of weaving and knitting.
It is hoped that SITRA’s expertise in the areas of textiles can be disseminated to more and more units in the coming years as well.