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CEC’s focus on emerging digital occupations

Jan 15, 2018 CEC
CEC’s focus on emerging digital occupations
As part of the Erasmus+ project “Digital TCLF 2025”, European stakeholders, in particular companies, are invited to participate in an online survey on the need for nine emerging digital occupations in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear sectors
The European representatives of the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) sectors, namely EURATEX (Textile and Clothing), COTANCE (Leather), and CEC (Footwear), along with the European Trade Union industriAll Europe and SPIN360, have joined forces under the Erasmus+ project “Digital TCLF 2025” to help their sectors benefit from digitalisation opportunities, and are calling all sector stakeholders to participate in an online survey (LINK HERE) with the aim of forecasting the specific emerging digital occupations which will be in highest demand in the TCLF sectors in the foreseeable future.

The project was conceived to respond to the ongoing fast digitalisation of industrial production in the TCLF sectors and the urgent need for companies to grasp this opportunity with adequate skilled workforce. With the support of industry experts, the partners have identified 9 emerging digital occupations (some new and some existing, but where the digital content is rising fast), which are predicted to be required in TCLF companies in the coming years.

By completing the survey, companies, associations, educational and training centres, research institutes, trade unions and other sectors’ representatives will help validate the relevance of the identified digital occupations. The survey’s results will also lead to the development of adequate training programmes designed to provide workers with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competences, and help companies in these sectors make the best use of digitalisation in order to keep innovating and growing.

More information about activities and related outcomes will soon be available on the project website

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union