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FACTIVE consortium holds a follow-up meeting

23/03/2021

On March 19thFACTIVE consortium met remotely to review the project progress. AEI Tèxtils is one of the partners of this project.

During the past month, FACTIVE launched a survey about textile workforce and students’ abilities directed to vocational education service providers and companies from the consortium. The survey aim was to complete an empirical research to identify the most needed skills, their changing trends, and any structural changes in the workforce in the textile & clothing industry.

The initial target set for responses has been widely achieved. IVOC-IREC, the leader of this task, presented the preliminary results of the research.

The leaders of the transversal activities, such as communication (AEI Tèxtils) and quality management (Cre.Thi.Dev) updated the tasks achieved and the upcoming ones.

CITEVE, as project coordinator, led the meeting and pointed the upcoming general tasks to be done including the FACTIVE learning methodology, the training toolkit, the handbook, the compendium of pilot testing reports and the FACTIVE community of practice.

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