Title Innovation Transfer in Textiles
Project Number UK/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/163_154
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text Textile training and education in your own time and place. The shared knowledge and experience was brought together in this learening tool for employers, employees and future textile workers.
KLITRA Limited had successfully led in two major Pilot Projects under the Leonardo da Vinci programme. The projects developed 4 ICT based tools to support learning in Dyeing, Finishing, Garment technologies, Hosiery Production and Carpet manufacture. This project took forward, adapt and update the existing tools and to expand their coverage within Europe to new partner countries (Greece, Latvia, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia).
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the project were to: research into the current vocational textile qualifications in new the partner countries and the materials available to satisfy the learning requirement of those qualifications; Adapted and updated the tools; Involved potential users in testing the adapted tools; Developed a project website; Translated the materials into the partner languages; Promoted Equal Opportunities within the textiles sector; Disseminated and transfered the results of the project within each partner country; Undertook evaluation and valorisation of the project.
Characteistic of partnership
This new partnership brings together KLITRA Limited (the lead sectoral body for knitting and lace manufacture in the UK) with educational institutes from five new countries. KLITRA are run on a tripartite basis with board representatives from trade unions, employers and training bodies. The educational institutes from the new countries all have a significant role in textile training and development within their country. Leeds University Media Innovations Limited adds the necessary ICT and software expertise to help the partnership update and adapt the training tools developed.
Description The completed project had successfully fulfilled the aims and objectives as originally stated. We had produced on line learning materials for dyeing & finishing, garment technology, carpet production and hosiery. We had also produced a research report in line with stipulated outcomes.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Product information We had produced a Research Report which is available in English. The e learning raining materials were available as follows - Updated interactive Internet-based tool for training in Hosiery Production; Updated interactive Internet-based tool for training in Carpet Manufacture; Updated interactive Internet-based tool for training in Dyeing and Finishing. Updated interactive Internet-based tool for training in Garment Technologies. These were all available in English, Greek, Latvian, Portuguese, Romanian and Slovenian, except for the carpet module which is not available in Latvian.