Looking at the current trends in people’s spending on lifestyle and related products, the prospects for footwear industry look very bright. Footwear technology is emerging as a sought after career for many motivated young people.
Footwear manufacturing requires sophisticated machinery and technically skilled professionals who must be competent to handle all the processes related to shoe-making. There are course available at Diploma, Degree and Post Graduation level that train an individual to become footwear technologists.
Footwear technologists work mainly in a shoe-factory or related organizations. They specialize in design, production management, industrial engineering, quality control, or in general and executive management. They learn all the aspects of footwear production and are involved in factory production situation using a variety of complex raw materials, either natural, or synthetic, or both. They also work with technologically advanced machinery, electronics and computer systems used in the manufacturing process. After completion of course they may work in industry or choose to start their own factories, specializing, for example, in sports footwear.