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News No.9: Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030

2022-06-22T14:38:53+02:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Project communication|

In this Final Newsletter, you will find a report by CEC on our recent workshop related to the Network of Regions. Then, EURATEX tells us about our final event, held in Brussels and finally, the Project partners share some last words! Thank you very much for following this journey. Nevertheless, we are sure this is just the beginning of a greater one! Download our Final Newsletter: S4S TCLF 2030 - Newsletter 9

Press Release: S4S TCLF 2030 Final Conference

2022-06-22T11:02:23+02:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

After four years and a half, the Blueprint Project "Skills4Smart TCLF 2030" which aimed to enhance the modernisation and competitiveness of the European TCLF sectors by developing a sustainable upskilling and reskilling strategy, has finally concluded. The Final Conference that took place last Thursday, 16th of June 2022, at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel and also streamed online, presented the outcomes of this ambitious project, highlighting the Sectoral Skills Strategy for the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear released on the same week. Read all about this event on the following link: PressRelease-Final Conference-S4TCLF-project  

Collaboration between companies and VET in training activities

2022-03-24T11:48:19+01:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Collaboration between companies and high schools has been lately an important type of partnership.  The advantages of this type of collaboration appears on both side. Companies can access the pool of young and talented workforce and influence their education while students get free teaching and learning materials as well as early work experience, which in the future may result in more attractive job offers. These collaborations between schools and companies are very important for the creation of long-lasting partnerships. Alternanza Scuola Laboro During their school year, students work as interns in companies for a few months. This project, so called “Alternanza [...]

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters for the Leather industry

2022-03-24T11:42:40+01:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

The LEATECH project coordinated by the Universidad de Lleida (Spain) under the Erasmus programme is a spin-off of the S4TCLF project. For the time being, it is a small project that is meant to coordinate and prepare a number of Higher Educational Institutes (HEI) to qualify in a subsequent submission for a full-fledged Erasmus Mundus project to implement a joint Masters in the leather industry. The current LEATECH project will reinforce the opportunities of three EU HEIs (UdL-Spain, ITECH-France, EGE-Turkey) and one academic institution from a partner country (CIATEC-Mexico) to achieve a successful Erasmus Mundus project application. Developing an innovative Joint [...]

Companies’ reinvention post Covid-19

2022-03-24T11:40:30+01:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Covid-19 impact on supply chain and business – how to reinvent businesses after Covid-19 COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains, with challenges waiting on every step on the way: sourcing raw material for production and logistics, manufacturing during plant shutdowns and in respect to social distancing rules, reduced warehouse operations, transportation restrictions and many others This gives a chance to create new business models and integrate the value organizations provide into a new societal landscape. It is time to transform businesses by including new approaches as well as technology and responsible leadership. What was the impact of Covid-19 on the value chain? [...]

MOOCS and the TCLF industries

2022-03-24T11:37:51+01:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

The number of MOOCs available for the TCLF industries is relatively small and only a few isolated examples are available. Here are a few (free) successful cases: Manager of an Innovative Leather Company - This MOOC analyses current management processes in the Leather Industry and shows how to improve them to develop an innovative company. The MOOC focus on aspects such as innovation management, leather processes development, standardization and quality control, environmental impact of the tannng industries, health and safety at work and other personal and transversal skills. The course lasts for eight weeks, seven corresponding to the different modules and a [...]

Self-reliance of workers in practice

2022-03-24T11:25:48+01:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

20 years of experiences with an individual learning account in the Belgian clothing industry Introduction In the framework of the European Commission Work Programme 2021, one of the New Policy Objectives is to assess the possible impact of an Individual Learning Account. This plan is part of the follow-up to the European Education Area and the updated skills agenda. Maybe most interesting, the learning account fits in promoting our European Way of Life, one of the six major policy objectives. We would rather expect a learning account in a socio-economic atmosphere, oriented to the labor market, but it can certainly be [...]

News No.8: Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030

2022-03-17T11:50:47+01:00February 7th, 2022|Categories: Project communication|Tags: , , , , |

Biannual Newsletter - January 2022 In this newsletter, we are introducing you to the latest outcomes and what you may expect after the end of the project. In addition, you will have an insight into the latest activities of the VET Network. Read our Newsletter here S4TCLF_Newsletter-n.8_EN_January_2022 S4TCLF Newsletter - January 2022 - ES

PEF & Eco-design in the footwear industry

2021-04-30T17:27:13+02:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Demystifying the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)  A Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a measure of the environmental performance of a good or service throughout its life-cycle that takes into account supply-chain activities (from the extraction of raw materials, through production and use, to final waste management). It is a method to model the environmental impacts of a product throughout its life-cycle. The PEF was implemented through the adoption of the European Commission Recommendation on the use of common methods to measure and communicate the life cycle environmental performance of products and organisations and the Communication Building the Single Market for Green Products.   The titles of these two documents [...]

Fostering Academia-Industry Collaboration

2021-04-30T17:37:06+02:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

FOSTERING TEXTILE ACADEMIA-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION FOR TEXTILE AND LEATHER INDUSTRIES : EXAMPLES FROM ERASMUS+ PROJECTS Relationships between academia and industry are very important for all the industrial sectors and particularly on the TCLF. A good connection between industry and academia can create the necessary synergies to create innovations, to revise the curricula and adapt them to the needs of the industry, to promote the education centers as focal points in the TCLFs industries, and to promote entrepreneurial activities among the students to contribute as catalysts of innovation for TCLF sectors, among others. It is then of crucial importance to fulfill the knowledge triangle, [...]

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