Capacity Building

In collaboration with relevant institutions, KLDC conducts training for new and existing players along the leather value chain.

Training and Production Centre for Shoe Industry (TPCSI)

TPCSI is a fully equipped institute specializing in diverse array of training modules for footwear and leather goods production situated in Thika, Kiambu County.

The Institute offers training in four (4) modules:-

  • Stitching
  • Cutting and Costing
  • Footwear Design and Manufacturing
  • Leather Goods Design and Manufacturing

In each module, the training is undertaken in four (4) levels . These are: –

  • Basic Skills
  • Machine Operations and Control
  • Dummy Development
  • Prototype and Production

Market Linkages & Resource Mobilization

The Council facilitates the participation of leather sector players in marketing fora to connect with consumers at local, regional and international platforms. The Council also liases with development partners to mobilize resources for the development of the leather sector.

Technical Services

The technical wing of KLDC provides supervisory technical support for sector projects in a pre, peri and post-implementation phases. These projects include but not limited to :construction of leather processing units, effluent treatment and management system. Further, the Council equips potential investors with relevant information to warrant productive ventures in the leather sector and leather products sector.

Advisory Role

The Council advises the Government on matters pertaining to processing of, and trade in leather and leather products.We also give advice to leather Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on best practices to embrace in order to better their enterprises based on the changing customer preferences and market trends.

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