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Textile and Clothing Knowledge Alliance. Future textile and clothing managers for export, marketing, innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship oriented companies

Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08393  PhD Barbara Simončič  Textile and leather  Head  2014 - 2016  496 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1555  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engeneering  Ljubljana  1627074  19,782 
Abstract
This Knowledge Alliance aims at modernising EU’s higher education systems in the field of textiles and clothing (T&C) through a better anticipation of skill needs, based on development of sustainable partnerships between education and employment. This Alliance will result in a facilitated sector adaptation during crisis processes through a better anticipation and positive management of change, via the training of a new generation of strategic managers able to foster stronger synergies between innovation, skills and jobs.Starting from companies’ needs, a pan-european MOOC (Massive Online Learning Course) will be developed in 8 different EU languages, educating the future T&C Managers for export, marketing, innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship oriented companies (TECLOM).ACTIVITIES- Development of sectoral methods for anticipation of skills needs - Implementation of specific initiatives that stimulate employers to co-invest in the activities of HEIs, research and business centres to address new skills requirements - Development of a new flexible, innovative learning approach and delivery method for the T&C HEI sector, taking into account barriers existing among SMEs and based on experiential learning / real-life situations- Set up of the EU curricula of the new professional figure of the TECLOM, endowed with more advanced social, entrepreneurial and management skills- Development of flexible devices for validation and recognition of entrepreneurship skills, using ECVET principles - Providing the sector with a MOOC for the new TECLOM – a freely accessible and openly licensed online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web – with a strong use of simulation and real-life situations - Pilot the MOOC on 160 among T&C university students and managers (8 Learning Labs)- Set up of a European Development Network for TECLOM pooling the assets of universities, research centres, SMEs and large companies together.
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