Leather Industry acquires a prominent place in Indian economy due to its potential for high employment and entrepreneurship. Currently, most leather clusters operate as unorganized and small enterprises with poor access to skilled workforce. It is important for leather industry to adopt scientiﬁc production methods and environment-friendly industrial practices to meet global standards. I would advise all the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to review their manufacturing processes in terms of quality of output and wastage reduction by hiring trained professionals. You could also explore engaging apprentices for diﬀerent roles and absorbing them as employees after completion of training. The National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) launched by government of India, oﬀers attractive incentives to train the apprentices by partnering with a Third Party Agency (TPA) to fulfill training requirements. The Government has mandated every enterprise, even if it has employee strength of 10-12 employees to have at least one apprentice. We would be happy to provide more details about the scheme and guide you in adopting NAPS.