Virender Uppal is the new chairman of the Apparel, Made-Ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC). He takesover from A Sakthivel, Chairman of Poppy’s Exports, Tirupur. Uppal a veteran in the apparel sector, has twice been the chairman of the Apparel Export Promotion Council. He has also provided leadership support to the Apparel Exporters and Manufacturers Association, New Delhi, for over four decades and has been on AMHSSC’s board of directors since its inception. He is also familiar with the skill ecosystem of the country.
Known for his resilient dynamism, far-sightedness and all-encompassing vision, Uppal has been instrumental in providing impetus to garment exports from the country and has therefore been hailed as a natural leader.
AMHSSC was launched with the primary mandate of enhancing and building capacity in skill development. It designs training programs, based on the industry demands of different segments, and ensures all successful trainees are certified through an accredited assessment agency.
It assesses the proficiencies of trainees for the apparel sector, made-ups and home furnishing areas. The assessment is defined as a structured process in which evidence of performance is gathered and evaluated. A person’s competence is gauged through a range of methods--tests, observations, interviews, assignments and professional discussion etc.