118 companies sign TCLF Pact for Skills launched by EURATEX

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As many as 118 firms have signed the TCLF Pact for Skills, an initiative promoted by the European Commission and coordinated by EURATEX. The signatories acknowledge the skills challenge in the textiles ecosystem, and commit to invest in reskilling and upskilling workers, integrating green and digital skills and improving the attractiveness of the sector.

Members of the pact will benefit from networking, guidance and resources offered by the EC to implement the targets which are proposed in the pact. The Pact for Skills is part of the EU Industrial Strategy, addressing the competitiveness of 14 critical ecosystems, including textiles, EURATEX said in a press release.

The main aim of the pact is maximising the impact of investments in improving existing skills (upskilling) and training in new skills (reskilling). To reach such an ambitious goal, the pact will gather various actors in the TCLF sectors: industry, employers, social partners, national and regional authorities, education and training providers. These actors should work together and invest in large-scale skills partnerships, guarantee exchange of best practices and increase the attractiveness of the sector.

As many as 118 firms have signed the TCLF Pact for Skills, an initiative promoted by the European Commission and coordinated by EURATEX. The signatories acknowledge the skills challenge in the textiles ecosystem, and commit to invest in reskilling and upskilling workers, integrating green and digital skills and improving the attractiveness of the sector.

The TCLF Pact for Skills focuses on promoting a culture of lifelong learning for all, building a strong skills partnership with relevant stakeholders, monitoring skills supply/demand and anticipating skills needs, working against discrimination and for gender equality and equal opportunities and raising awareness & attractiveness on the TCLF industries.

As of early 2022, the European Commission will offer signatories of the Pact for Skills to benefit from collaboration at EU, national and regional levels and in particular gain access to networking, knowledge and guidance and resource hubs.

“EURATEX is proud to coordinate this initiative” said Alberto Paccanelli, EURATEX president. “Our companies’ success is based on finding the right people with the right set of skills. This becomes increasingly difficult, so this pact is a wake-up call to work together and develop a forward looking strategy, where people are put at the heart of our sector.”

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)





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