The Directorate of Handloom & Textiles is running 102 Handloom Training Centers throughout the State, particularly in rural areas to impart training for creating artisans and upgrading the skills on handloom weaving. The course duration of these centers is one year with intake capacity of 15 to 20 trainees per Centre per session. Stipend provision of Rs. 80/- only per trainee per month is available. A certificate is issued from the Directorate of Handloom & Textiles, Assam to the trainees on successful completion of the assessment at the end. Total capacity of these 102 Handloom Training Centers is 1640 persons per year.
There are 4 (four) Handloom Training Institutes under the Directorate of Handloom & Textiles in Assam for imparting higher training to skilled and technical persons who can in turn demonstrate weaving, designing, dyeing and processing activities etc. to weavers for value added production. The total capacity of trainees in these four Institutes is 97 with stipend provision of Rs.250/- only per trainee per month. Course duration is one year. A certificate is issued to the successful candidates on assessment at the end.
Training is provided for skill development to weavers in Weaving, Dyeing, Designing, Managerial and Information Technology under the Block Level Cluster of National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP) and Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS).