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(Re)discover the textile industry: Attracting students through virtual fairs and games

2021-09-29T16:31:19+02:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

One of the objectives of the Skills4Smart TCLF industries 2030 project is to enhance the attractiveness of the sector to engage newcomers. The TCLF industries are in desperate need for skilled workers and it is well known fact, and the textile sector is no exception. In Belgium, employment in the textile industry has been stable in recent years and investments have increased. The sector can count on dedicated employees, but the downside is that the average age in the sector is high and there is and will be an unprecedented outflow of human capital in the coming years. On the other [...]

How has Covid-19 changed consumers’ expectations and buying practices?

2021-05-19T11:37:16+02:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

COVID-19 deeply changed consumer behaviour. With the right skills and opportune approach TCLF companies can benefit from it.  The scale and length of the COVID-19 sanitary and economic crisis have had a profound impact on everyone’s lives. Millions of people have been asked to stay at home to slow down the pandemic. In Europe, government health and safety measures have incurred the closing of workplaces, schools, and many businesses. The ensuing economic downturn has negatively affected the finances of many Europeans, and the enduring lockdowns have incurred drastic lifestyle changes. A combination of economic uncertainty and lifestyle changes have changed what [...]

Recent trends in TCLF VET collaboration in Europe

2021-05-03T17:40:02+02:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Articles|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 [...]

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