Open the pathways for diminishing skills mismatches between the qualification offer and labour demands in the textile and clothing sector
Increase the interest of youngers in enrolling in technical qualifications by contributing to a positive perspective of the textile and clothing sector
Increase the interest of textile and clothing workers in updating their qualification
Intensify the awareness-raising of textile and clothing companies in the need of promote internal mechanisms that motivate/support their workers in updating their qualification
Faster European mobility as a way of youngers and unemployed persons to increase their employability opportunities
Validation and recognition of the clothing technician profile qualification by at least one national regulatory VET authority
Textile and Clothing Companies and other stakeholders
VET providers and Professionals
National VET Regulatory Bodies, social partners associations
iVET and cVET learners and interest persons, unemployed and NEETs
CosTumE ambitions to create a new clothing technician profile with the purpose to contribute for the development of a proper qualification and foster workforce mobilization within EU in order to answer to industry needs and demands.
According to the Euratex, the skills and qualifications is one of the challenges to help the sector to reach its visibility and sustainability
Almost every year, since 10 years ago, I receive different job offers to change [of company] If I want and make different things. [This qualification] is not really to stay in the same company. If you want to change and try different things, you have these opportunities as well [in the textile and clothing sectors].
I chose to work in the textile-leather business because I felt I had the skills to practice this job. The vocational school assures me this qualification and the opportunity to hire me immediately after graduation. Time has shown me that I made the best choice. If you want to develop professionally and personally, the flexibility of our education system always allows you to do this. I started out as a simple textile manufacturer and now I work as a technician in a Bangladesh branch of a major shoe company, CARMENS.