Bangladesh leather industry focus on training- World Footwear

The Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) is being implemented for the leather sector. With this new deal the local entities are expecting to boost productivity.

The signing ceremony between the Leathergoods & Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) and the Finance Division of Ministry of Finance of the government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh occurred on the 9th of May. LFMEAB will implement this skill development project in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence for Leather Skill Bangladesh Limited (COEL). 

The aim is to implement SEIP for the leather sector. This project, developed under the Finance Ministry, deals with the financing of the training for producing a skilled workforce.

Through this new partnership a total of 5 090 workers of the leather sector will be trained with apprenticeship & quality training, free of cost, within the next two years, in 15 courses including sewing and cutting, setting and assembling, productivity improvement technique, material selection, and sourcing and procurement.