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
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.