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, [...]
There are constant changes in the T&C as this is an industry with heavy international competition, requiring continuous improvements. Key innovations for the T&C industry, according to the EURATEX report, can be found in the areas of: Smart high-performance materials and products; Digital manufacturing and supply chains; Bio-based materials & processing. Furthermore, it is stated that the Smart Textiles area (electronic textiles and smart wearables) is booming. The EU smart textiles market is expected to reach € 1.5 billion in 2025! It is clear that digital evolution will play a great role in the T&C industry's further developments. In the near [...]
The TCLF sector is present and established all over Europe, with various traditions and expertise that were cultivated over time. We asked a number of professionals, experts, and students from six different countries for their thoughts on the TCLF sector's present and future outlooks. Take a look at their interviews and tell us what you think. ITALY - A perceptive revolution will bring the younger generation closer to the footwear sector Daniela Diletti, an entrepreneur and teacher in the footwear sector, emphasises on the need to revolutionise the way in which the sector is perceived, in order to draw young people [...]
The "Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills: showcasing careers in the textile/clothing/leather/footwear sectors" was a project launched by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and DG GROW on behalf of the European Commission. Its main objective was to build upon the work carried out by the Skills4Smart TCLF project under the Erasmus+ programme and support its activities in the area of boosting the attractiveness of the TCLF sectors. The project aimed at strengthening the strategic cooperation among key actors in the TCLF industry (businesses, trade unions, research, education and training institutions, public authorities) by implementing concrete actions to [...]
We are happy to present you the 8 occupations selected within Skills 4 Smart TCLF Industries 2030, an Erasmus + Project, as the most needed in the Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear (TCLF) sectors in Europe. Now we will focus on the development of their 8 curricula and training materials! Sustainability Technician (TCLF) (Digital) Supply Chain Analyst (TCLF) Digital Marketing Professional (TCLF) Process & Production Timeline Analyst (TCLF) Textile Technologist (T) 3D CAD Designer & Pattern Maker (C) Leather Technologist (L) 3D CAD Designer & Pattern Maker (F)
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!
1-2 February 2018, EURATEX, Brussels, Belgium The kick-off meeting of the Project “Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030” was held in Brussels, on the 1st and 2nd February 2018 at the premises of EURATEX with the participation of the project partners. The aim of the meeting was the presentation of this ambitious project, the partnership, the activities it is consisted of and the main results expected. The meeting also attended Ms Vytaute EZERSKIENE from the Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), in order to provide her input. During this two-day meeting, partners had the opportunity at first, to discuss in [...]