About COEL Centre

Centre of Excellence for leather Skill Bangladesh Ltd (COEL) is the nation’s first institute of its kind. Objective of COEL is to increase and improve the overall skill level of the workforce of the leather sector. The training centre of COEL is situated at Pallibiddut, Chandra, Gazipur which serves as the hub of COEL’s Leather Skill Training Programs. For now, this 12,000 Sqft area has an up to date setup to carry out professional training program for 300 trainees at a time. Other than the main training centre COEL with joint collaboration with the interested factories are in the process of establishing sub centres to increase the productivity of the respective factories.


Driven by the needs of enormous skilled labor force and increased growth of the leather industry, a group of key industry stakeholders formed a formal committee as Industry Skill Council (ISC) with the facilitation of EC funded TVET Reform Project of ILO, an initiative of Government.

 

Our Goal

  • Leather industry contributes around 3% to the GDP. 60,000 skilled labor is needed in this sector
  • Its goal is poverty reduction through creating Skilled Manpower linked to the industry.
  • Not made for earning Profit.

 

Our Objective

  • To operate as one stop solution for industry driven training, research, course curriculum development and other skills development events while building its own capacity through international accreditation, certification and public private partnership (PPP).
  • To look after the policy & procedures, advocacy, and monitor industry skill development practices

 

Our Development Partners

  • Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation SDC
  • International Labor Organization 
  • European Union
  • USAID-PRICE

 

Our Skill Development Partner Organizations

  • Leather Technologists Small and Medium Enterprises Cooperative Society
  • Bangladesh Paduka Prostutkarak Shamity
  • Gana Unnonoyon Kendra
  • BRAC
  • CRP-Bangladesh
  • Action on Diasability & Development Bangladesh
  • Leathergoods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh
  • Social Development Foundation

Our International Training Partners

  • KAIZEN Institute
  • CORE Knowledge
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute
  • Intertek
  • Worldwide Responsibe Accredited Production
  • I-Train International Training Consultants

 

COEL’s industry partner & stakeholder inclusion

2011

•       Apex Footwear Ltd (Unit 1)

•       Apex Footwear Ltd (Unit 2)

2012

•       Apex Footwear Ltd ( Unit: Madina)

•       Apex Footwear Ltd( Unit: Annex)

•       Earth Footwear Limited

•       Jennys Shoe Ltd

•       The Shoemaker Ltd

•       BRAC-COEL

•       FB Footwear

•       Landmark Footwear

2013

•       Apex Footwear Ltd ( Unit: Madina)

•       Apex Footwear Ltd( Unit: Annex)

•       Earth Footwear Limited

•       Jennys Shoe Ltd

•       The Shoemaker Ltd

•       BRAC-COEL

•       FB Footwear

•       Landmark Footwear

2014

•       Five-R Footwear Ltd

•       US-Bangla Leather Products Ltd.

•       VIG Crafts and Products Company Ltd

•       Akij Footwear Ltd

•       Bengal Shoe Industries Ltd

•       Pacific Footwear Industries Limited

•       Shahid Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Women’s Training Academy

 

Achievements of Skill Development at  Different Levels

  • 12,026 Machine Operators trained
  • 152 trainee Supervisors trained

  • 30 Machine Maintenance Technicians trained

  • 43 trainees trained Competency Based Training on NTVQF Level 1

  • COEL has 14 BTEB certified trainers & assessors