Central Footwear Training Institutes

Two Central Footwear Training Institutes (CFTIs) have been  set up in Chennai and Agra respectively. These Institutes impart training in Footwear & allied industries and provide  Common Facility Services, Techno Managerial Consultancy Services including designing to the MSME enterprises..

CFTIs are conducting long term and short term training courses for footwear and allied industries.  The long term courses which are of one year or two years duration, relate to footwear technology and designing. The short term courses, ranging from 1 month to 6 months duration, cover subjects such as computerized shoe designing, shoe upper clicking, upper closing etc and need-based courses for MSME enterprises.

The CFTIs impart rigorous hands-on training on footwear manufacturing techniques with focus on self-employment.  There is also emphasis on new product development. These Institutes offer a two years Diploma Course in “Footwear Manufacturing & Designing”, which is accredited with International Textile Institute, U.K., one of the internationally reputed institutions in the field of training in footwear & textile sector.

Number of trainees trained and number of units benefitted by CFTIs during the last three years is:

Number of Candidates Trained

Name of the Institute

2009 – 10

2010 – 11

2011 – 12

CFTI, Agra

5022

5336

5603

CFTI, Chennai

8345

8912

10525

 

Number of MSME Units Assisted

Name of the Institute

2009 – 10

2010 – 11

2011 – 12

CFTI, Chennai

1095

1562

1354

        CFTI, Agra

475

528

569

 

This information was given by the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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