Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Companies from leather and footwear industry are very interested in results of this project. Educated employees represent the core of their competitive strategies. That is why companies (their high level experts) will be included as external quality control into the project. By including them into project quality management they will have the possibility to customize project results to their needs and will be consequently interested for attracting their personnel for usage of results.
Industrial development center of leather and footwear industry of Slovenia is interested to further develop education program, based on the tool prepared in E-shoe learning project. Further programs will be performed according to more detailed curriculum for each of the specific topic, like soles, lasts, footwear development and production in general etc. The crucial success factor will be close relationship of IRCUO with HRM departments and CEOs of companies.
Summary Due to low interest of young people for careers in leather and footwear sector there is no secondary, terciar or vocational education schools for leather and footwear industry in Slovenia any more. It is therefore an obvious need for development of an educational contents and tools for broad accessibility to employees in leather and footwear industry.
Description The project has 6 international partners from Slovenia (IRCUO as coordinator & Cene Štupar - Centre for permanent education of adults), Czech Republic (University Thomas Bata - Faculty of Technology & Czech Leather and Footwear Association), Slovak Republik (Slovak Leather and Footwear Association) and Portugal (Leather technology Centre). The consortium has been performing project activities since December 08 and will finish the project in May 09.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Project has 3 main products:
a) a handbook of knowledge for leather and footwear industry covering the most relevant chapters concerning footwear development and production procedures. It also covers contents connected to marketing and innovation.
b)seminars: seminars on special topics like lasts development, leather and textiles in footwear development, innovative thinking and team building are held on 2-3 months basis. Lessons are held by high level experts from the companies who transfer the knowledge to seminar attendants.
c) on-line learning tool: a special web portal with knowledge included in the handbook, up-graded with possibilities of modern ICT technology, like forum, links, instant knowledge check, videos...