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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the footwear industry.

2021-09-27T11:24:35+02:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

The SDGs at a glance In 2015, the UN approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an international agreement signed by 193 countries, which means an opportunity for countries and their societies to embark on a new path towards a better and more sustainable future. This initiative seeks to address the global challenges the world is facing, from eradicating POVERTY and reducing INEQUALITY, to reversing CLIMATE CHANGE and ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, among others. This is how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came about, which in turn include 169 action targets, which will be measured through a general framework of 230 indicators [...]

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the leather sector

2021-09-22T17:26:20+02:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

The SDGs at a glance In 2015, the UN approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an international agreement signed by 193 countries, which means an opportunity for countries and their societies to embark on a new path towards a better and more sustainable future. This initiative seeks to address the global challenges the world is facing, from eradicating POVERTY and reducing INEQUALITY, to reversing CLIMATE CHANGE and ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, among others. This is how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came about, which in turn include 169 action targets, which will be measured through a general framework of 230 indicators [...]

What makes Young Patterns so unique? The Dual learning (4/4)

2021-08-13T15:13:12+02:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Skills needs may be perceived in different ways and can have different consequences. The fashion world suffers from lack of candidates or lack of competences for certain jobs. Plus, training courses are not always geared to the business world, or they are simply not offered. In the absence of a satisfactory solution being found, companies have learned to take matters into their own hands. Rather than believing that the solution comes from the outside, companies themselves are responsible for the further training or retraining of their staff and newcomers. Research shows that self-reliance of companies is gaining importance, which is reflected [...]

What makes Young Patterns so unique? The Hub (3/4)

2021-08-13T15:32:19+02:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Young Patterns supports young people looking for a job in Belgian fashion and apparel companies. The duo-internship system created by Young Patterns aims at the best result for both young people and companies. Recent graduates who have just registered as job seekers can join the initiative and enjoy a “tailor-made” first work experience. Young Patterns grew out of the observation that the new generation's flow into the fashion and clothing industry have it difficult. This new generation Y & Z is composed of students and recently graduated, often job-seeking youngsters. They have their vision, and they are constantly looking for changes [...]

What makes Young Patterns so unique? The duo-internship (2/4)

2021-08-13T15:32:44+02:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Young Patterns supports young people who are looking for a job in one of the Belgian fashion and apparel companies. Aiming for a best result for both young people and companies the duo-internship system is a perfect fit used by Young Patterns. Recent graduates who have just registered as job seekers can join the initiative and enjoy a “tailor-made” first work experience. The duo-internship: a win-win for the company and for the young graduate. Two internships in two different companies, each lasting six weeks. As a job seeker you get the chance to gain extra experience, strengthen your resume and get [...]

What makes Young Patterns so unique ? The ambassadors (1/4)

2021-08-13T15:32:57+02:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles|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

2021-08-12T13:08:53+02:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles|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 [...]

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 [...]

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