The European Skills Council - Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (ESC TCLF) delivers concrete results:
The ESC TCL – now TCLF – has been active since 2011. Its activities have focussed on different aspects:
One of the key priorities for the ESC TCL has been the development and dissemination of sectoral knowledge, monitoring the constant changes of labour market and training needs. A series of surveys and analysis on education- and training-related themes has been therefore carried out, resulting in three analytical reports:
A fourth report, based on the above analysis, details seven recommendations directed at institutional, social and industry stakeholders at both European and national levels. Reports are available for download in the Reports section.
Since the setting up of the TCL Skill Council, members have invested in strengthening joint activities, widening the existing network and deepening the involvement of new stakeholders. Tool deployed to pursue these objectives have been:
Other joint awareness-raising activities target directly the wider public: for instance, in 2014, the ESC TCLF has supported the translation from Dutch to French of the Belgian Edugame aimed at youth and dedicated to textile, which is now available online:
At the end of each year of activity, an Annual Conference has been organised, gathering European Commission representatives, the Social Partners, the Industry Skills Partnerships, sectoral stakeholders and the press.
12 11 2014 - Leather chemicals manufacturer Stahl has launched a new knowledge and training initiative aiming at developing expertise throughout the leather production chain in order to improve overall sustainability. [+]
28 11 2014 Brussels, Belgium (BE)
Social Partners, Skills Council Partners, European Commission representatives and stakeholders of the Commerce sector gather in Brussels for the presentation of the ESSC Commerce 2014 Report.
18 3 2014 Brussels, Belgium (BE)
The Social Partners and the Industry Skills Partnerships for the Textile, Clothing and Leather Sector meet and evaluate the work done so far, discuss possible expansion and monitor progress on research towards the new reports. [+]