FLNTO, the National Training Organisation for the Footwear, Leather and Shoe Repair Industries, has been awarded a £130,000 grant by the government to implement Employer Learning Networks. In partnership with SATRA and The BLC Leather Technology Centre, FLNTO intends to create several networks across the country. The networks will provide an insight into the skills and training requirements of the industries, with particular emphasis on the development of new and existing managers.