These days, technological progress and globalisation are continually reshaping the foundations of the industry and the global economy. This phenomenon requires skilled and adaptable persons who are able to adapt to a constantly changing work environment.
With the aim of delivering sector-specific skills solutions, the New Skills Agenda of the European Commission launched the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills. The Blueprint is a framework to develop strategic cooperation between the existing key stakeholders of each economic sector (i.e. companies, education and training providers, research institutions, public authorities, trade unions, etc). In the concrete case of Skills4SmartTCLF, the project covers the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear industries.
The main aim of the Blueprint is to develop concrete actions in order to satisfy short- and medium-term skills needs to support the overall sectoral strategy, building on the previous work done by the European Commission and the sectoral partners, in particular the Sector Skills Councils and the European Sector Skills Alliances.