The aim of the project is to develop a curriculum and syllabuses that meet the requirements of the business towards the specialists working in the textile and clothing industry.

The project responds to the tremendous need for industry executives, especially those who can work with CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM systems requiring a higher level of ICT proficiency.

The curriculum of "Information Technology in Design of Textile and Clothing", which is to be created, aims precisely at providing knowledge and skills for engineering design and production of textiles and clothing on programmable machines. It is aimed at specialists holding a Bachelor's degree in the field of technical sciences or ICT. The target groups are both young people who are still looking for their professional realization, and those who already work but need to improve their qualifications.

In order for the curriculum to be as responsive as possible to the requirements of the business, the project provides for the development of a survey and a preliminary needs analysis among European companies to specify their needs. The long-term experience of the partners in the training of specialists as well as the results of the survey will allow for the development of a curriculum, the content of which will be in line with the requirements of the business. Prior to its final approval, it will be discussed with industry chambers and associations in partner countries.

The syllabus will be structured in modules. Some of them will be suitable for all industries, for example, Introduction to Informatics and Information Technology, Quality Control, Entrepreneurship, etc., others will be targeted to a particular industry, such as Design and Production of Knitted Products, Design and Production of Fabrics, Design and Production of Clothing, etc.

Individual modules will be developed by university professors, with the active involvement of consortium associations, clusters, business companies and a centre of continuous training. The development of individual modules will be done in separate work packages, with a leading partner depending on the specifics of the module.

What will distinguish the new plan from the existing ones so far?

  • It will be entirely practical. Therefore, students are required to have at least a Bachelor's degree.
  • Individual modules will be interactive and will provide benefit via distance learning, which is an advantage for people who are already working.

Course materials will be available on both the AUTEX site and the project website. The participants will be able to use and include those materials in their Masters programs either entirely or partially.

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