Title EDUCATION OF NEW GENERATION OF LEATHER AND FOOTWEAR EXPERT PROFILES
Project Number 2010-1-SI1-LEO05-01624
Product EDUCATION OF NEW GENERATION OF LEATHER AND FOOTWEAR EXPERT PROFILE
Title EDUCATION OF NEW GENERATION OF LEATHER AND FOOTWEAR EXPERT PROFILE
Product Type teaching material
Marketing Text SHOE FUTURE project is targeted to educate experts that will contribute to the future success of footwear companies. Therefore we are focused to educate on added value areas of knowledge and expertise: (1) footwear technologist, (2) shoe and haberdashery designer, (3) last developer, (4) soles developer, (5) CAD expert for shoe and haberdashery computer modelling, (6) quality manager.
Main problem that project will solve is a lack of quality education programs in leather and footwear sector in Slovenia. Project is targeted to develop competence of specific expert profiles which provide added value knowledge in the process of product development and manufacturing. There are no formal education activities on secondary and tertiary level in Slovenia, because regular programs were cancelled in year 2000. However, leather and footwear sector in Slovenia is one of the most significant traditional sectors that still directly employs over 5000 employees in about 400 companies involved in producing leather and footwear goods.
Industry has reached the point, where old generation is getting retired and new generation of young people is coming to replace them. Young generation is coming to take over positions that provide added value, however they do not posses necessary knowledge related to leather and footwear industry, which is crucial for quality work. Thus; the project will focus to develop knowledge and competence of crucial expert profiles needed to develop and manufacture quality leather and footwear products: (1) leather purchaser, (2) shoe and haberdashery designer, (3) last developer, (4) soles developer, (5) CAD expert for shoe and haberdashery computer modelling, (6) quality manager.
Coordinator of the project is IRCUO, development centre for leather and footwear industry, which finished a LDV TOI project E-SHOE LEARNING in 2009 and received Apple of Quality award from national agency. Project was aimed to test the response of companies to re-start of education activities and to develop on-line and handbook education tools. Response was very positive and companies want more education activities (see letters of support) for specific profiles. SHOE FUTURE project will reach the goal with curriculums and education lessons prepared and executed for expert profiles, e.g. the profiles that have a future in Slovenia and EU. From this point of view SHOE FUTURE represents continuation and up-grade of education activities started with E-SHOE LEARNING. We believe that only with consistent continuation of education activities that can be provided with international experts, an efficient breakthrough on crucial area of education in Slovenia can be made.
Beside IRCUO consortium consists also of ISC (international shoe competence centre from Germany), Ars Arpel Footwear School from Italy, University Tomas Bata from Czech Republic and CTC – Technology center for footwear from Portugal. The combination of specialized expertise of particular partner and project management excellence of coordinator gives the consortium the power and competence to reach the goals.
The project has ambitious benchmark in terms of planned impact. We will educate at least 15 young (age between 20 and 45 years) experts per profile, which means 90 new educated profiles, able to take over or improve the efficiency of their added value positions in the companies.
Target group Students and employee in leather and shomaking industry.
Result Handbooks from different fields of shomaking development and production (foot, last, sole, modeling, production, QM...).
Area of application Shoemaking industry