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Skills & Training Overview

Our aim is to raise the skills and productivity of the people who work in the fashion & textile industry to the highest level, ensuring the UK fashion and textile sector remains competitive against global competition.

It is our mission to be the preferred partner to all stakeholders for fashion and textile skills solutions, bringing together fashion and textile employers and education providers to:

  • Allow employers to add value to their organisations by bringing in new expertise, techniques and technologies; provide a stream of motivated employees equipped with the creative and business skills required for the future
  • Equip new entrants with the transferable soft and technical skills to undertake more varied, and converging, job roles
  • Support the development of the existing workforce to acquire the skills needed
  • Provide flexible routes into a wide variety of job roles in the industry, and into higher level training and education
  • Improve the image of the sector to young people and parents
  • Assist employers in addressing a rapidly ageing workforce
  • Provide an entry route for underrepresented groups