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Cap Maker

Aliases: Topi Karigar, Cap Craftsman

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Cap Maker is expected to perform include:

  • Making various kinds of caps by marking, cutting, joining and sewing
  • Joining components and finishing them by trimming and decorating
  • Preparing own design or copies and adapting existing designs
  • Smoothing, wiring and shaping cap parts and sewing them together
  • Making and altering caps to fit patron’s requirements
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, secondary school/vocational course/advanced/higher diploma

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Understanding of cap-making techniques
  • Knowledge of cap designs
  • Competent in cutting, sewing and measuring skills
  • Knowledge of how to use and care for cap-making equipment
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Creative thinking
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Good observation
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Cap Maker → Chief Cap Designer → Design Department Head → Creative Director  Owner

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience Rs 12,500 to Rs 21,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 4 to 5 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Fashion boutiques, textile and garment manufacturing companies 
  • Cap manufacturers 
  • Local cap designers 
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Topi Karigar
  • Cap Craftsman
  • Cap Designer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157531.0900Cap Maker
ISCO 20087531Tailors, Dress Makers, Furriers and Hatters
NIC 200814103Manufacture of hats, caps and other clothing accessories such as gloves, belts, ties, cravats, hairnets etc.
QP ReferenceNot applicableNot applicable
NSQFNot applicableNot applicable
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