Raymond, the global conglomerate Fabric maker looks forward to expand its skill development network in Uttar Pradesh by opening centres in Varanasi, Agra, Meerut and Ghaziabad. The company already operates a skill development centre in Lucknow. This centre trains unemployed youth in the tailoring craft.
The skill development centres are as a result of Raymond signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UP Skill Development Society (UPSDM). UPSDM functions under the state Vocational Education and Skill Development Department.
According to senior Raymond officials, the company would be signing MoUs with the UP government for setting up these centres as soon as possible.
Raymond aims to train 1,00,000 youths in tailoring across India under its skill development programme, of which the majority would come from UP.