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What are the educational needs of the TCLF sectors?

2021-03-10T11:49:18+01:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Discover how companies and SMEs of the TCLF sectors have evolved since 1995, what are the most significant challenges faced by the TCLF sectors in EU, and what is the strategy for matching the skills offer of VET and Lifelong Learning with the needs of the market in EU, with a focus on the case of Greece. In 2019, a total of 6.080 companies were active in the Textile - Clothing - Leather - Footwear (TCLF) sectors in Greece.           The TCLF companies employed a total of 27.500 employees. Most employees were in clothing (14.700 individuals), followed [...]

Recent trends in TCLF VET collaboration in Europe

2021-03-10T15:41:31+01:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

In autumn 2020, the S4TCLF project launched a survey of European TCLF VET providers as a first step toward the establishment of a Network of EU TCLF VET providers promoting Excellence. The survey identifies the scope of VET providers’ activities, how they function and are governed, their interests and their current collaboration schemes with other centres. The results presented here specifically focus on one aspect of the survey: VET collaboration, which is the basis to successfully build-up the future Network. A few words about our sample Graph 1: Geographical origin of respondents (N=94) The survey was administered through an online questionnaire [...]

What is VET Excellence?

2021-02-12T13:03:33+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

The term “Excellence” is a broad concept which has been used for decades in relation to education to underline talent, engagement, and a striving for continuously improving education systems. During late 2018 and early 2019, the European Commission’s Education and Training 2020 Working Group, affiliated to the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, conducted an exercise to present and delineate the new concept of Centres of Vocational Excellence and their main characteristics. This report, titled Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence was published in October 2019. In this report, VET Excellence is described as a set of activities and [...]

Webinar on VET Collaboration to restore growth in the TCLF sectors

2021-02-12T13:03:36+01:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Towards a European network of VET providers: key findings

2021-02-12T13:03:40+01:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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. [...]

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