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Sewing Machine Operator (SMO)

National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) Level


Course Name: Sewing Machine Operator (SMO)

Description: This programme is aimed at training candidates for the job of "Sewing Machine Operator".

Certification Partner: Apparel and Textiles Initiative with NSDC

Eligibility: 8th pass

Duration: 272 hrs

Application: AMH/Q0302

Placement: N.A

The textile and apparel industry is one of the largest segments of India‚Äôs economy. It is also the largest employer in the manufacturing sector. In addition, millions of others rely on the textile and apparel industry for their livelihoods. But it is highly fragmented. Most apparel sector units are family-run businesses having 50-60 sewing machines, often on contract to apparel wholesalers, usually using old production equipment and methods. There is a significant shortage of skilled manpower, essentially due to gaps in skill availability and skill needs. The need of the hour is to have a skilled workforce that will enhance productivity, profits and eventually contribute towards poverty alleviation. Sewing Machine Operators are at the entry level of the ecosystem. One of the standards set for a sewing machine operator is to be able to stitch a polo shirt in 20 minutes. With the right tools, technique and methods, this and much beyond can be achieved. 

Who is a Sewing Machine Operator 

A Sewing Machine Operator is associated with the Apparel sector. His/her primary responsibility is to stitch/ sew fabric, fur, or synthetic materials to produce apparels. A Sewing Machine Operator should have good eyesight, eye-hand-leg coordination, motor skills and vision (including near vision, distance vision, colour vision, peripheral vision), depth perception and ability to change focus. 

What are the Job Prospects & Career Progression

Sewing Machine Operator --> Sewing Supervisor (Line Supervisor) --> Floor In-charge --> Factory Manager

Sewing Machine Operator --> Quality Checker --> Quality Control Executive --> Quality Control In-charge 
 
What are the Common Designations in various Industries 

Stitcher, Machinist


Our placement cell works closely with the industry and other potential employers on an on-going basis to facilitate the successful placement of candidate.
Some of our placement partners are :

- Pratibha Syntex
- Linea Fashion
- Orient Craft
- Anugraha Fashion Mills
- Imperial Readymade Garments
- Arvind Mills
- Indian Design
- Shahi Exports
- Stanfab Apparels
- Scotts Garments
- White House
- Cotton Blossom
- Best Corporation
- Kitex Garments
- K Mohan & Co.
- Vijaya Garments
- Unitex Apparels
- Amba Garments
- Magnum Clothing
- Trident Apparels
- Eastman Exports
- Prateek Apparels
- Young Brand Apparels
- Akriti Apparels

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