Textile Industry Skills Feedback Sought

Date —

9 Oct 2019

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Every year hundreds of students graduate from fashion and textile courses, yet employers often express concern with the current lack of skilled employees. Have your say at the national Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry Forum on Tuesday 15 October 2019 on the development of national qualifications for the industry and the apparent mismatch of skills. 

Key Issues —

The national Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry Forum will be held in Brisbane on Tuesday, 15 October 2019. The focus of the forum, presented in partnership with QMI Solutions and TAFE Queensland, will be the development of national industry qualifications and industry skills needs. 

The forum will be a constructive and open dialogue between industry and education to clarify what skills are needed to address the concerns about a mismatch between graduate skills and business needs. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in using new technologies to innovate their business practices.


Panel members include -

  • Meriel Chamberlin, Full Circle Fibres – Skills for a circular economy
  • Dr Hilde Heim, Australian Institute of Creative Design – Skill building for emerging technologies in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry 
  • Sam Nicolosi, QMI Solutions – Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workforce needs and resourcing 

This is an opportunity for members of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) members to take part in the discussion about national qualifications development and required industry skills.  The details of the forum are as follows: 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 [3:30pm – 5:30pm]
TAFE Queensland 
1030 Cavendish Road, Mr Gravatt
[Register Now ]

Hear the views of employers and the supply chain to support your business development and growth in anticipation of future industry change. 

Member Engagement:

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Vocational Education Reference Committee.

Further Information:

For more information on this issue please send an email to vocational.education@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.

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