The Apprentice Shoe Designer Program

The Apprentice Shoe Designer Program is offered by SHRDC in partnership with the Malaysian Footwear Manufacturers’ Association (MFMA).

Participants are taught to combine traditional skills of shoemaking with the latest methods and technology by master shoemakers and designers, at SHRDC Training Centre in Shah Alam. 

Successful participants will acquire the following skills:

  • Sketch & design
  • Material selection & procurement
  • Foot measurement 
  • Design techniques and production of mens’ and ladies’ shoes e.g. boots, heels, wedges, peep-toe, moccasins etc
  • Shoe software application
Upon successful completion of training, participants will be offered Internship opportunity with MFMA member companies and potential employment post apprenticeship.


  • Malaysian citizen
  • Strong interest in shoe design, production and retail
  • Diploma holders in any field
  • New graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Able to attend full time (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday) classroom training for 4 months
  • Available for apprenticeship/on-job-training for 4 months, post classroom training.

Program details

  • March intake in 2018
  • 4 months classroom training, followed by 4 months full time apprenticeship/on-the-job-training
  • Professional certification from MFMA
  • Training program fully funded by Malaysian Government, no fees charged

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Selangor Human Resource Development Centre
No. 1, Ground Floor, Block 2, Pusat Perniagaan Worldwide,
Jalan Tinju 13/50, Section 13,
40100 Shah Alam,
Selangor, MALAYSIA.
3.071398, 101.541796

Tel: 603 – 5513 3560
Fax: 603 – 5513 3490