Training program for shoemakers
The government has launched a training program for 5,000 people to satisfy the demand for qualified shoe making personnel due to the installation of new shoe manufacturers in the country.
The National Institute of Technical-Professional Training (Infotep) will provide the free training in the operation of a variety of machines used for shoe manufacturing and the production process, as well as mechanics and supervisors.
In the short term Infotep will train people for the companies already operating here and then will continue to train people to meet the demand for the new companies that will be establishing operations in the future.
Administrative Presidency Minister Jose Ramon Peralta said that the initiative is part of a government plan to create more jobs at free zones, with the target of creating 400,000 jobs during the Medina administration. He said that 100,000 jobs had already been created in the last year.
He highlighted that the DR stands to gain from China’s loss of competitiveness in the shoe industry. He said the government is drawing up a plan to attract more foreign investment into the sector.
Jose Ramon Peralta also announced that they would begin a process of remodeling and renovating the free zone industrial parks throughout the country, starting in San Francisco de Macoris in around two weeks time. He said that this would also help to create the right conditions to attract new overseas investors.
The Dominican Republic has 53 industrial free zones in 28 provinces with more than 610 companies.
Source: DR1, Presidencia.gob
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