The course was held at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) campus in Mwanza and was held jointly with the Leather Association of Tanzania. Training using an online training course on Footwear Pattern Making was given to 17 participants and the animated online lessons helped make the theoretical training more efficient.

UNIDO say that further practical training will follow to use acquired knowledge. It is the first time that online training has been used by DIT and with the new approach DIT will be in a position to provide training more effectively in remote areas of the country.

More detailed information will be published on UNIDO’s online training programmes in the July-August edition of ILM.