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What makes Young Patterns so unique ? The ambassadors (1/3)

2021-07-29T10:41:17+02:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Project communication|Tags: , , , , , |

Young Patterns, a community carried by  group of ambassadors in Belgium  connects young jobseekers, students and employees with the national fashion and apparel industry. “We work together to make the sector more youthful and to show Belgian companies that the new generation is ready to work passionately in the TCLF sectors.” Rob Senden Sarah, Marie, Paulien, Sophie, Jitske, Eline, Hester, Luna, Laurie, Merel, Fleur, Amber, Chanel & Zoë. 14 enthusiastic students, employees, or job seekers. All are younger than 26 and passionate about the Belgian fashion sector. They are the ambassadors of Young Patterns. They are an inspiration. Gifted and smart, [...]

Training in response to the needs of companies and workers in the TCLF sectors in Spain

2021-07-27T10:41:25+02:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Project communication|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To enable the recovery of the Spanish economy due to the recent health crisis, it is necessary to enhance human capital and workers´ employability. To reach this goal improving professional skills and adjust the supply and demand of qualified workers in the labour market is the key. The vocational training system for employment, as one of the essential parts of active employment policies, must anticipate companies´ demand. It must also offer young people and the working population in general training to fill those needs. Social partners play an essential role in the design, planning and programming of workers´ training in the [...]

Meet-up of R3iLab: UNITEX intervention on Skills4Smart TCLF project

2021-07-12T17:55:38+02:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Laurence Allois, as Project Manager for France of the Skills4Smart TCLF project, was invited as a speaker during the meet-up organized by the R3iLab. The event place on June 23 and had for purpose to discuss (How to) "Attract, train and motivate the new talents in TCLF industries”. If you missed the event, here is a short breakdown of the meet-up with some resources. Four important themes were discussed during the meeting: The results of the work carried out within the framework of the European project Skills4SmartTCLF2030 by Laurence Allois from Unitex. The emerging needs for businesses in the TCLF industries; [...]

News No.7: Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030

2021-07-08T16:37:23+02:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Project communication|Tags: , , , , |

Biannual Newsletter - July 2021 In this newsletter, you will learn about our 4 crucial transversal profiles of the Skills4Smart project and have a preview of their MOOC developed by our partners. In addition, you will have an insight into the latest activities of the VET Network. Read our Newsletter here S4TCLF_Newsletter-n.7_EN_July-2021  

Key professions in a clothing enterprise

2021-07-06T16:57:58+02:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The clothing industry – light, but dynamic Behind every beautiful garment, there is a long process of manufacturing that goes through many various stages. So, we come to the question: “Who made my clothes?” The clothing industry is the large-scale industrial sector producing billions of garment pieces each year. From workwear to fashion, many products are PIRIN-TEX, as a large enterprise with a decades-long tradition in garment manufacturing, has a very versatile palette of professional profiles. The company is a leading garment producer from Bulgaria that is supporting the Skills4SmartTCLF project by sharing their knowledge and taking part in several activities. [...]

Innovation in teaching and learning methodologies in the TCLF industries

2021-06-11T10:02:40+02:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |

How to innovate in learning methodologies to enhance the learning  process The last decades have proved to be a real challenge in terms of adapting learning methodologies to the demands of the modern world, characterised by a vast social and technological transformation. Methodologies such as work-based learning, open learning resources,  have gained a central place in the European programmes available. This also allowed  sharing examples of good practices and the development of tools and instruments that facilitate their applicability. Impact of modern technology on education Understanding how schools and vocational education and training institutions are adapting to social and technological transformation [...]

The need of an innovative-based curriculum in the TCLF industries

2021-06-11T10:11:52+02:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Designing an innovative TCLF curriculum, responding to present and future needs of employers is key to sectoral economic development. This article proposes a curriculum development model that should be a part of the education and training ecosystem that is in line with future needs [1] After a digital and industrial revolution The emerging professions have to take into consideration all  consequences related tothe digital transformation and of the Industrial Revolution 4.0  that leave and impact on the economy, in particular  on the TCLF industries. What plays crucial role? Technology changes of how people learn. By improving access for learners to Massive [...]

Online learning for the TCLF industries: how to design a course?

2021-05-27T10:37:39+02:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |

What are MOOCs? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online web courses with open access and unlimited participation. MOOCs provide static and dynamic course materials such as video lectures, readings, case studies and problem sets. They also include interactive user forums that help build a community for the students and teachers in a strong peer-learning approach combined with automatic assessment features that give immediate feedback to the students. Because of the potential massive enrolment of students, MOOCs require specific instructional design procedures to facilitate large-scale interaction, feedback and assessment but also to cope with the restrains (personal or professional) of the [...]

How has Covid-19 changed consumers’ expectations and buying practices?

2021-05-19T11:37:16+02:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

COVID-19 deeply changed consumer behaviour. With the right skills and opportune approach TCLF companies can benefit from it.  The scale and length of the COVID-19 sanitary and economic crisis have had a profound impact on everyone’s lives. Millions of people have been asked to stay at home to slow down the pandemic. In Europe, government health and safety measures have incurred the closing of workplaces, schools, and many businesses. The ensuing economic downturn has negatively affected the finances of many Europeans, and the enduring lockdowns have incurred drastic lifestyle changes. A combination of economic uncertainty and lifestyle changes have changed what [...]

Press release: Becoming a Young Professional in the TCLF industries

2021-05-07T11:41:43+02:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Project communication|Tags: , , , , |

Between February and April, over 600 14-18 year olds from Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal and Romania took part in ‘Your First Step in TCLF’ virtual career and opportunity orientations webinars, introducing them to these sectors, relevant contributors to the European economy. The spring of 2021 has seen a concerted, virtual, effort to attract new talent to the European Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) sectors by the partners of the Erasmus+ Skills4Smart TCLF industries 2030 Blueprint (S4TCLF 2030) project. In 2019, the TCLF industries generated more than E200 billion in turnover and directly employ more than 2 million European workers across almost [...]

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