Leather Skill Sector Council has developed Android App SCALE to change the way skill development programs are designed and delivered to the trainees in leather industry. SCALE (Skill Certification Assessment for Leather Employees) app which provides a one-stop solution for the skilling, learning, assessment, and employment needs of the leather industry, during a visit to CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai. The SCALE studio App allows people from all age groups interested in leather craft to access online live streamed classes from the state-of-the-art studio at its office.
Union Education & Skills minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the app during his visit to CSIR-CLRI. He lauded the role of CSIR-CLRI for playing an important role in the development of this sector with a perfect blend of academics and skill development.
Pradhan also said that the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, NSDC, CLRI and Leather Sector Skill Council will collaborate to set up Common Facility and Skilling Centre across India, including Chennai. The minister called upon young professionals in this sector to leverage technology, innovation, entrepreneurship to become job-creators. They must handhold craftsmen to connect them to opportunities available in the digital space including e-commerce.