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Friday, May 25, 2007

Opportunity for youth inclined towards leather goods production

The Island: 25/05/2007" by Apeksha Senadheera

Industrial Development Board Centre for Leather Products and Footwear Manufacturing (CLPFM) invites youth who are interested in leather products and footwear manufacturing to register with their centre and get a professional training.

The centre has the requisite machinery and equipment. Youth would be able to manufacture products while getting on-the-line training by the industrial experts, according to CLPFM Director L. P . S. Karunadasa.

He said youth today in small and medium industries are anxious to set up businesses, mainly, manufacturing centres, without undergoing any kind of training, whatsoever. That would be a cardinal error in their line of thinking. Manufacture of any product needs familiarity with modern manufacturing methods and, most importantly, knowing local and foreign market trends.

"It is vital to educate them on these aspects to make their enterprises viable," said Karunadasa.
The centre will offer the trainees knowledge on product manufacturing, selecting raw material, using modern equipment, accounting, doing market follow -ups and business planning.
A reasonable fee would be charged for the course. CLPFM would help to market the products manufactured by the trainees and after the training it would help them to set up their own businesses.

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