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, [...]
On Tuesday 3rd of November 2020, the Skills 4 Smart project partners launched a webinar under the European Vocational Skills week, which brought together more than 100 participants interested in the outcomes of the series of online workshops that were held by the project in September and October 2020. During the webinar, project partners presented for the first time the conclusions from the analysis focused on the impact of the COVID-19 on VET providers in TCLF industries. Likewise, they presented the results of the survey conducted with European VET providers which aimed at establishing the first steps to develop a Network [...]
On October 2nd, S4TCLF’s partners held an international workshop titled “Towards a European network of VET providers”. This workshop aimed to gather VET providers to present the Skills4Smart project and convince them to enrol themselves in the piloting phase of the project. It was also an opportunity to present the project’s developments in terms of new curricula and occupation profiles, as well as direct and long-term implications of the Covid-19 crisis in education and vocational training. This webinar was attended by over 40 people from 12 countries, representing VET providers, organisations representing the TCLF industries on a national level, and companies. [...]
14th November 2019, Iasi, Romania The 5th technical meeting of the Project “Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030” was held in Iasi, Romania on 14th November 2019 at the premises of TUIASI with the participation of the project partners. The aim of the meeting was at first the overview of the project’s state of art, the activities implemented so far, the planning of the project’s next activities and steps and also the presentation of administrative and financial issues, focusing on the submission of the Project’s Interim Report within January 2020. Also, Ms. Vyte Ezerskiene from the European Commission intervened during the meeting and provided [...]
11 June 2019, HMA, Athens, Greece The 4th technical meeting of the Project “Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030” was held in Athens, Greece on 11th June 2019 at the premises of HMA with the participation of the project partners. The aim of the meeting was at first the overview of the project’s state, the activities implemented so far and the presentation of administrative and financial issues. Partners discussed about the ongoing WPs, which are WP III Future needed skills and trends for the TCLF sector and WP VII Design VET Curricula for TCLF needed profiles. In addition, partners exchanged views on the WP [...]
First public webinar organised within Skills4Smart TCLF project! ?️ Tuesday, 21 May 2019 ⏲️ 11am - 12pm CET ✍️ Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/839854658792540163 A large-scale survey on the training needs of 225 companies from the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear industry in 9 European Member States in the autumn of 2018. That was the real start of an international partnership of 21 sectoral training centres and expert organisations. Starting this spring 2019, we will be working on updated and new training content to support the competitiveness of the TCLF. The courses will be offered throughout Europe. Sustainability, digital skills, e-commerce and the [...]
World Footwear Congress 2019 in Naples on 3rd-5th April 2019! An excellent venue for professionals of the footwear industry to learn about the latest changes and opportunities that companies can benefit from in a fast-changing economy and society. Get the Press release and the Agenda!
Looking for Qualifications, Occupations…and the right skills in the TCLF sectors. “For many years our first priority was to win customers and to keep our mill busy. Now our first priority is to find (and retain) skilled employees.” SIMON COTTON, CEO OF JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN, SCOTTISH KNITWEAR MANUFACTURER NEWS N. 2 — MARCH 2019 Get the Newsletter in .pdf format in English and Portuguese!
The Final Conference of the project Digital Skills for Textile, Clothing Leather and Footwear Industries (Digital TCLF 2025) will be held in Brussels on the 8th February. The project aims at bringing updated digital skills to the European Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) sectors by identifying the skills needed to embrace the digitalisation in industrial production and increase the competitiveness of European companies. Get the factsheet here!
22– 23 January 2019, CITEVE & CTCP, Porto, Portugal The 3rd technical meeting of the Project “Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030” was held in Porto, Portugal on the 22nd and 23rd January 2019 at the premises of CITEVE & CTCP with the participation of the project partners. The aim of the meeting was at first the presentation of the project’s state of the art, an overview of the activities implemented so far and a presentation of the next steps. Partners discussed about the ongoing WPs, which are WP II Overview of the intelligence work and presentation of results, WP III Future needed [...]