Skilled man power, technology transfer vital for leather industry growth
Addis Ababa, September 17 (WIC) - Skilled human power and new technology transfer is significant to enable Ethiopian leather industry become competitive in the global world market, Leather Industry Development Institute said Representative said.
Institute Representative Berhanu Negus said at the graduation of 66 students trained in leather manufacturing technology here Saturday that the government is providing support towards development of the industry.
Berhanu said creating skilled human resource for the sector is also part of the support The Institute is working in collaboration with domestic and external universities as well as institutions to curb shortage of skilled human power in the sector.
He said the Institute in collaboration with the Addis Ababa University is providing a first degree level training to 28 students in leather manufacturing technology.
It is also working in collaboration with an Indian based institution to provide a second and third degrees level training to 35 students.
Berhanu said 17 of the stated number of the present graduates are females. The Institute has graduated more than 2,450 trainees since 1996 EC.
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