On April 3, the Hub held a workshop to validate training content for the Kenya Leather Industry Development Program (KLIDP), a leather sector capacity building grant being implemented by the IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative. Leather training institution representatives progressed through a multi-media training curriculum developed by IL&FS, which offers short-term courses for early skills development in leather design, stitching and use of machines. The training institution participants found the content to be useful as a means to increase quality output and to increase employability of its students.
Hear more about the curriculum, the value of the curriculum, and the overall Kenya Leather Industry Development Program here https://youtu.be/uYYVK77Fom0 and the impact it will have.
IL&FS developed the multi-media content to address the capacity gaps it discovered in its December 2016 diagnostic study of the Kenya leather sector value chain, notably:
- lack of strong emphasis on manufacturing concepts
- limited courses available targeting both entry-level operators and for skill advancement
- lack of curriculum standardization