MASSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR HANDICRAFT ARTISANS AND CRAFTSMEN

Background BCDI has been conducting training programs for the capacity and skill development of craftsmen, entrepreneurs under HRD program “Skill/Capacity Development Program” so as to compete in the world markets especially the SE Asian competitors. BCDI has arranged HRD programs and achieved significant success during F.Y. 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15. 165 programs were conducted and 3100 artisans were trained in Tripura state. Around 100 experts from reputed institutions like IIFT, NIFT, MSME, NEDFi, SIDBI, NABARD, DHHS. The program was rated 4.5 on a scale of 5 An improvement from 4.2 to 4.5 score in a year. Feedbacks from participants were overwhelming.

FOCUS AREAS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM INDICATIVE COURSE CURRICULUM
Market Oriented Design & Product Development. Technological Advancement in Production Process and Finishes. Latest Marketing Techniques/Application {National/ International} Improved Tools & Equipments. Improved Tools & Equipments. Testing & Compliance. Marketing / EDP How to become a successful Entrepreneur Setting up an Exports Business Selection of buyers / markets / products Export Marketing Entering a contract / Payments / Inco terms/ Realizations/Remittances Project Development & Credit Finance. Latest Designing techniques improved Packaging.
PACKAGING, CERTIFICATION AND MARKETING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN
Benefits/Incentives to Exporters/Credit Financing Product Pricing and Merchandising Trade Shows and participation Export marketing Packaging materials, Standardization and requirements. Testing, Quality And Standardization Testing /Quality control Factory Compliance and standards Work conditions and health hazards / safety ISO, Standardization. GOVT SCHEMES O/o Dc(h) / Other Schemes Awareness about the various schemes of Central / State Govt. For Artisans International Product Categories Product Development Methodology Color, Product, Market, and Consumer Trends Color, Product, Market, and Consumer Trends Improved Manufacturing Technology / Improved Tools & Equipment Need for Up gradation in Manufacturing technologies and innovations Usage of Improved Tools for quality production and timely delivery Practical Demonstration for New Finishes, Quality Raw Materials Samples & prototype Development & Supply Chain Management.
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