World Footwear

Education & Training

Calls on footwear technicians for pilot course on comfortable fashion footwear

May 28, 2018 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation (CEC) has announced the launch of the Erasmus+ Fit2Com project’s Pilot and calls on footwear technicians to apply to participate in the Pilot before the 20th of June 2018

Closing the gap between education and employment

May 16, 2018 / CEC
The Learn2Work project recently held its final event in Brussels to present a new best practice for learning that is expected to bring closer the world of education to the industry’s needs and at the same
time promote job opportunities in the European Footwear industry among NEETs

International Footwear Industry gathers in Porto

May 8, 2018 / UITIC
The 20th edition of the UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress will take place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May and will be dedicated to the theme From Fashion to Factory: A New Technological Age

Skechers gives back to community

Mar 6, 2018 / United States
The US-based footwear giant gave more than 1.5 million US dollars to Children with Special Needs and Education

A blueprint to revitalise skills and jobs in TCLF

Feb 15, 2018 / CEC
The need to anticipate and enhance adequate skills and learning methods as well as to attract and qualify workers in Europe has brought together 21 public and private stakeholders of the Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear (TCLF) sectors under a strategic 4 year Erasmus+ project called “Skills4Smart TCLF 2030”

High-End Shoe presents final conference

Sep 18, 2017 / CEC
The Erasmus+ project High-End Shoe will hold its final conference on the 19th of September 2017 from 3pm to 5pm at theMICAM shoe fair in Milan

First training pilot on high-end footwear manufacturing

Aug 9, 2017 / CEC
A group of designers and footwear technicians from 5 European countries recently participated in a two-week training in luxury footwear-making techniques thanks to the European Erasmus+ funded project High End Shoe (HES)

UNIDO to support development of textile and footwear in Armenia

Jul 25, 2017 / Armenia
According to the Armenian News Agency UNIDO will set up a program providing 2 million US dollars for the development of the textile and footwear industries in the country

Nigeria’s promotion of leather production

Jul 14, 2017 / Nigeria
The federal government is very active in supporting the leather production in the country. As part of this process the Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST) was recently inaugurated

Footwear industry in Mexico faces shortage of workers

May 22, 2017 / Mexico
The industry in Jalisco faces a deficit of roughly 2 000 trained workers. At least, that is the belief of the CICEJ's new President, José Isabel Arias Frías

Training opportunities for youngsters

May 4, 2017 / CEC
An European project, run in partnership with several entities from different countries and with CEC, is focusing on young people, thinking about the so needed generational replacement in the industry

Innovative training course for European luxury and high-end footwear

Apr 11, 2017 / CEC
Under the Erasmus+ project High-End Shoe - Innovative Training for Luxury Footwear Manufacturing (HES), the Portuguese Footwear Technology Centre (CTCP) organised a short-term training event

New qualifications profile in Luxury Footwear Manufacturing

Feb 2, 2017 / CEC
The new profile and training programme was created as part of the development of the European Erasmus+ funded project High-End Shoe (HES)

Launch of new Erasmus+ project on digital skills

Jan 30, 2017 / CEC
CEC, the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry, has announced the new project on Digital Skills for Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear Industries

Pensole launches first class focusing on material design

Dec 26, 2016 / United States
The Footwear Design Academy announced the launch of Pensole|MLab Powered by Vibram, a hands-on, four-week, intensive design immersion program focused on material design
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