COE under OIRDS launches 2021-22 batch for Handicraft & Handloom training

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By Sarkaritel November 9, 2021 20:43

COE under OIRDS launches 2021-22 batch for Handicraft & Handloom training


Duliajan, 9th Nov 2021:As part of OIL’s CSR, the batch of 2021-22 who will undergo training at Centre of Excellence for Handicraft, Handloom and Entrepreneurship (COE) under the aegis of Oil India Rural Development Society was ceremoniously launched on 8th November 2021 at Tipling, Duliajan by Prasanta Borkakoty, Resident Chief Executive, OIL & Adviser of OIRDS in the presence of Rajeeb Kumar Borah, CGM (HR&A), Trideeb Saikia, GM-PA & Vice President of OIRDS and other officials of OIRDS, OIL and beneficiaries of the project.

The Centre established in the year 1984 has been upgraded into a Centre of Excellence in the year 21-22 with the objective of implementing innovative interventions towards socio-economic empowerment of rural women belonging to OIL’s operational districts while also promoting indigenous crafts and handlooms of Assam.

While congratulating the first batch of the trainees for getting enrolled in the training, Borkakoty appealed them to learn the skills of handloom and handicraft meticulously so that one can implement them during their entrepreneurial ventures and become self-sufficient.

The Centre in this year had inaugurated the two batches of Handloom and Handicraft for skill & capacity building of the rural women artisans in the trades of Creative Textiles, Bamboo and Water Hyacinth. Emphasis shall be given on incorporating value added production along with entrepreneurship education. The training duration of the Centre in this year shall be a mix of long-term and short-term courses.

The two batches (50 artisans) launched at the Centre will be a part of the long-term training for a period of six months, while the short-term training (around 70 artisans) will be conducted at the community level for one month based on a cluster approach. A training stipend shall be given to all the trainees along with all necessary handholding post completion of their courses.

The Centre in future aspires to be a hub for skilling the indigenous artisans for creating avenues of sustainable livelihood focusing on business opportunities, financial literacy, soft skills education and promoting the unique skills of weavers belonging to Assam at greater platforms.

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By Sarkaritel November 9, 2021 20:43

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