Mr Habib Hussain, former Chairman, LSSC has been instrumental in championing the need for skilled workforce in the leather and non-leather industry in India. Habib sir, as he is fondly known, has spearheaded the movement to create awareness among the business leaders and well as small business owners about the importance of enhanced productivity and quality that can be achieved only through right knowledge and skills. He has relentlessly pursued the cause of delivering world-class training at every level to prepare the workforce to face competition from countries like China and adopt global best practices in design and production.
Team LSSC fondly remembers his commitment to adopting NSQF norms and complying with the framework in developing Qualification Packs and National Occupational Standards (NOS). This has equipped the industry with demand-driven training curriculum and it is supported by training of trainers to deliver the outcomes. Right from the inception, LSSC has had the privilege of getting Mr. Habib Hussain’s enthusiastic participation and encouragement in implementing schemes like RPL 4 and IFLDAP by onboarding many industry members. The relationship built over the years with the Ministry, the state government, NSDC and various academic and industry bodies like CLE, today paves the way for further strengthening the impact of LSSC.
“Footwear and fashion industry has huge untapped potential to contribute to growth of GDP, if the workforce is appropriately skilled, this will transform the lives of many youth and empower women who are a considerable part of the industry.” This was the core message from Habib sir and LSSC team would continue to tread this path diligently.