School of Excellence

We are proud of our strategic partnership with the Mr Price Group, which was formed to realise the potential of our business and to increase production capacity. More importantly, this led to a joint venture with the MRP Foundation to establish a much-needed training centre to address the lack of skills in footwear manufacturing. The centre aims to give unemployed young adults the skills to operate in various processes of shoemaking, from design to finishing.

The Labora Footwear Training School of Excellence was launched in April 2013 with an inaugural intake of 20 excited students. We work with non-profit organisations in the area to locate possible students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The aim of the school is to introduce a new breed of skilled and semi-skilled workers back into this sector, building a new level of sustainability. In addition, supervisory and management courses are offered to our staff as well as staff from surrounding factories, affording them the opportunity to enhance their own abilities and grow within the sector. The training centre makes a significant investment into the footwear industry and community of South Africa.

The Labora Training Centre is an accredited training provider with the FP&M Seta and all students graduate with an NQF 2 qualification in Footwear Processes.

The joint venture between Labora and the MRP Foundation makes a worthy stepping stone in maintaining and building footwear manufacturing in South Africa.

School of Excellence

We are proud of our strategic partnership with the Mr Price Group, which was formed to realise the potential of our business and to increase production capacity. More importantly, this led to a joint venture with the MRP Foundation to establish a much-needed training centre to address the lack of skills in footwear manufacturing. The centre aims to give unemployed young adults the skills to operate in various processes of shoemaking, from design to finishing.

The Labora Footwear Training School of Excellence was launched in April 2013 with an inaugural intake of 20 excited students. We work with non-profit organisations in the area to locate possible students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The aim of the school is to introduce a new breed of skilled and semi-skilled workers back into this sector, building a new level of sustainability. In addition, supervisory and management courses are offered to our staff as well as staff from surrounding factories, affording them the opportunity to enhance their own abilities and grow within the sector. The training centre makes a significant investment into the footwear industry and community of South Africa.

The Labora Training Centre is an accredited training provider with the FP&M Seta and all students graduate with an NQF 2 qualification in Footwear Processes.

The joint venture between Labora and the MRP Foundation makes a worthy stepping stone in maintaining and building footwear manufacturing in South Africa.