Vellore District is the prime area for Leather , Foot Wear and Leather goods manufacturing activities. A lot of small scale Industries are located in and around Vellore, Ranipet , Ambur and Vaniyambadi based on Leather business. Very few institutions who were giving training in Foot wear Technology, now the Centre of Excellence is started at Vellore I.T.I. Actually it is a great boon to the student who are get selected here. The Students are getting more technical expertise and first hand knowledge of Machinery, Working and Technology. Also the students are having the chance of visiting many industries and getting good ideas and confidence to work.

This Excellence Centre provides the students in depth training by sending the students to various leather industries to have practical knowledge in the manufacture of Shoe Uppers, Full Shoes and Leather goods. So the students gets theoretical as well as practical knowledge during the course of their studies. Ultimately this will help the students to get experience in Industrial production also. Hence, they may get immediate placement of job without any further training in the industry. s

 In Vellore and nearby area has got thousands of micro units most of them are run by peoples came out of I.T.I , Centre of Excellence and other private institutions. They are acting as ancillary units to Big units. Many of them started small shops engaged in selling various daily needy items like Purses, Bags, Wallets, Gloves, Shoes and Sandals etc.etc.,


The students are becoming entrepreneurs by start up business in their own and with support of financial institutions. The District Industries Centre, Vellore a wing of Department of Industries, Tamilnadu, giving State Subsidy to the new entrepreneurs for purchasing the required Machineries and also giving Power subsidy for a certain period to stabilize in the business.

The Leather industry is growing day by day and needs of leather products are also increasing every year. There always more demand for the Skilled persons. More Technical students are needed for these Industry , so these students get good job opportunities. The students who possess the Certificate from these Govt. institutions can be seen employing in Chennai, Bangalore and even all over India. The Centre has the proud that all the students studies in the Centre are getting placements and some of students become entrepreneurs and they themselves giving job opportunities to many more.

We want our students should make use of the Centre and as I M C Chairman I wish whole heartedly everyone to attain great success in the future.


Leather Industries play a vital role to increase the economy of our country located around Vellore District in Tamil Nadu State

Well trained multi skill leather trainees are wanted in the field of leather garment travel goods and footwear manufacturing for small and large scale Industries. To cater the industrial requirement to produce skill knowledge craftsmen, Government implemented a new scheme of Vocational Training Improvement Project .Under this VTIP Govt. I.T.I. Vellore is upgraded as Centre of Excellence in the leather sector and Five existing trades namely Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Welder & Draught’s man Civil are also Upgraded. In COE- Leather sector training will be provided in three parts like BBBT for one year, Advanced Module for 6 months & Specialized Module for 6 Months. Basic one year training Trainees getting Basic knowledge of Leather in all areas like Leather production Footwear Designing & Manufacturing ,Leather Garments manufacturing and Basic Computer Skills CAD Design also visiting Industries. After completing BBBT Trainees go for Advanced Module course having 3 Modules like Garments, Travel Goods and Shoe Making. Trainees Optional to select any one particular module and get Skill Knowledge to meet out Industries requirement. This centre purchased advanced sophisticated leather Machineries’ under VTIP Scheme. Well trained Instructors given training to trainees at the time of training itself they are getting skill knowledge to work in Industries level. Getting feed back from industries also trainees quality are good.


Successful completion of Advanced Module they are go for Specialized Module in Industries as apprenticeship training.

Under VTIP other 5 upgraded trades of Fitter, Turner , Mechanic , Welder & Draftsman civil purchased Special Tools and Special Equipments, Trainees getting more opportunities to develop their skill. Trainees may get placement immediately or otherwise start up by the Business in their own because of enough multi skill knowledge in the field from this centre.

All over the world the high growth of leather and production and manufacturing industry who possess the qualification of COE I.T.I course certificate of leather have more valuable.

All the people should have the awareness of this and should utilized the same.

These all above is achieved by only this VTIP- Centre of Excellence.

With best wishes .