The Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to meet the demand for skilled workforce in the leather industry in India. LSSC was set up in 2012 as one of the key sector skill councils approved by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). We cater to the training and employment needs of various sub-sectors in the leather industry such as Finished Leather, Footwear, Garments, Leather Goods, Accessories, Saddlery and Harness sectors. We work with a host of members from the industry, government organizations, the academia, the training partners and the assessment partners. Our partnership with Council for Leather Exports (CLE) brings us closer to the needs of the industry, particularly from the perspective of exports and international industry standards.
Employment in leather industry
Between 2017 and 2022, a total of 2.39 million additional jobs are expected to be created in the Leather Sector. This includes 0.88 million full time employees in leather manufacturing, 0.77 million workers in micro enterprises, and 0.74 million in daily wage/self-employed workers such as cobblers. With 55% of the workforce below the age of 35, the Indian leather industry has one of the youngest and most productive workforces.
Key objectives of LSSC:
- To facilitate development of skilled human resources needed for sustained growth of the leather and leather goods industry
- Ensure sector capacity building for availability of trained and skilled manpower across industry segments and organization levels
- Identify and develop QPs/NOSs for all shop-floor roles in the sector