Apparel Exporters & Manufacturers Association (AEMA) has been selected as AMHSSC accredited Assessing Body (AB) to conduct competence (skill) & knowledge based assessment of trainees as per the AMHSSC Occupational Standards.

The Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC) is a not-for-profit organization registered under Section 25 of the Companies act. The key objective of the Council is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality education and skill development in apparel space in the country.

There has always been a demand by the industry for skilled workers; who are perpetually in short supply. The “Skill India Mission” of the government has been a step in the right direction for solving this age old problem.

Adding impetus to all this is the new ‘Textile Policy’ announced in June 2016. This slew of incentives and easing of labour laws for the Apparel Sector is likely to lead to an additional investment of Rs. 74,000 crores over next 3 years in the sector. This would also translate into a cumulative increase of US$ 30 billion in exports and one crore new jobs. The majority of new jobs are likely to go to women since the garment industry employs nearly 70% women workforce

The natural query from industry is bound to be ‘Where will we find so many new workers who are skilled; when we already are facing a shortage of workers?’ To address this very issue, the Prdhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna has been launched to train and skill crores of workers. But then again how will the industry be sure of the quality of training.

It is to address this very issue that the AMHSSC has created the Occupational Standards in consultation with industry. AEMA carries out assessments based on these occupational standards, using persons from the industry as freelance assessors. This ensures that assessment is of stringent quality as the future managers and supervisors of the potential workers are themselves carrying out the assessment.

As AEMA’s footprint in the assessment space increases to a pan – India presence, we invite applications from people in the industry to be empanelled as freelance assessors with us.

Please apply with your detailed CV and Adhaar Card to

AEMA facilitates its members to participate in International Garment Fairs like India International Garment Fair and Vastra