Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / FDDI organises meet on placement linked skill development

FDDI organises meet on placement linked skill development

15
Dec '08
Agra is one of the largest footwear and leather clusters of India (5000 units-including cottage/SSI units) having daily production capacity of 250000 pairs of different types of footwear. It is also the biggest centre for producing footwear for the domestic market.

"Though, in terms of the infrastructure and trained manpower Agra has improved, yet, the leather industry of Agra is in dire need of trained manpower in order to stay in competition." says Mr. Rajeev Lakhara, IRS, Managing Director, FDDI.

Agra-made leather shoes make it to markets that include the US, Germany, France, Holland, England, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and West Asia and enjoys rich clientele base like Clarks, Salamander, Florescheim, Timberland etc.

The Agra footwear industry is witnessing a positive growth but, the footwear units are facing labour shortage. The supply of skilled and semi-skilled labour has failed to match the growth in production of the industry.

When contacted, Mr. Rajeev Lakhara, IRS, Managing Director, FDDI, said, "The footwear exporters of Agra contribute around 27 per cent of the total Indian exports from the sector. Though, in terms of the infrastructure and trained manpower Agra has improved, yet, the leather industry of Agra is in dire need of trained manpower in order to stay in competition."

"Thus, in order to tide over the crisis, FDDI has planned the establishment of a training centre at Agra for running short-term courses in different areas of operations that could produce trained manpower for the industry readily employable", added Mr. Lakhara.

Objective of the Training Programme:
-To train unemployed youths of the society;
-To cover leather & footwear products manufacturing clusters;
-To provide gainful employment to the qualified youths.

In this regard, an industry meet on 'Placement Linked Skill Development Programme' was organized by Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) at hotel 'Holiday Inn' Agra on 1st December 2008 in association with Agra Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Chamber (AFMEC) and Agra Shoe Manufacturers Association (ASMA).

"Training will be given to freshers, un-trained in any operation such as Cutting and Closing operations for four weeks." said Mrs. Farida M Naik, Under Secretary, DIPP. Delivering the keynote address, Mrs. Farida M Naik, Under Secretary, DIPP said "Training will be given to freshers, un-trained in any operation such as Cutting and Closing operations for four weeks."

She further said that, "FDDI will enable the footwear exporters to ponder on the possibilities of incorporating the new technology into their present setup with the help of the trained operators."

Mr. Shashi Bhushan Shukla, IRS, Secretary, FDDI while addressing the industry said "The centre would be having a capacity to train 6480 workers in three years of time & then the trained people will be provided job in the leather units."


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Oct 2020

Zimbabwe to release additional $1.5 bn for cotton farmers

Zimbabwe will release an additional $1.5 billion to settle...

Pic: Dorothy Perkins

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Oct 2020

Dorothy Perkins, Burton Menswear, First Insight partner

Dorothy Perkins and Burton Menswear, part of the Arcadia Group, and...

Pic: HanesBrands

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Oct 2020

HanesBrands to improve at least 10 million lives

HanesBrands, a socially responsible marketer of everyday basic...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Sri Lanka has a good sustainable track record and strong stories to back it

Hannah Lane, Redress

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Cyril Pereira, Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

John Kelley,

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Luca Formentini,

Luca Formentini

From the very beginning, Loris Bellini's aim was to produce dyeing...

Rajat Jaipuria,

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner GmbH

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner GmbH

<div>Schlegel und Partner is the market research and consultancy company...

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi, Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi
Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

A team of researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY),...

Keith McMillen, Bebop Sensors

Keith McMillen
Bebop Sensors

Bebop Sensors' smart fabrics allows for a new level of interaction between ...

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Sweta Tantia, Tahweave & Garo

Sweta Tantia
Tahweave & Garo

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Tony Ward, Tony Ward

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search