CONFYE (Confección y Empleo) is a Strategic Partnership gathering industry associations, VET centres, Education Regulators and Certifying Bodies in Spain, Portugal and Czech Republic. The project focuses on the Fashion and Clothing production sector
The partners have cooperarted previously in another educational initiative related to Dual VET systems on the basis of which they have detected needs to bring closer the VET centres and the companies of the sector to promote quality employment and competetiveness in this economic sector.
CONFYE project will deliver a main result, a MOOC on professional orientation and entrepreneurship, which will assist projects created by groups of VET students in the different countries as a way to show their competences and skills to companies of the sector, and to strengthen their possibilities to find a job or create their own business. These projects are part of the curricular instructions in the upper cycles of VET, and CONFYE intends to be a complementary resource.
The MOOC aims at providing useful training resources for teachers and students and to facilitate the development of the students' projects. These students' projects will be connected to the topic of Fashion and will contribute through it to promote cultural heritage.
The project intends to involve directly some 100 stakeholders to obtain the planned results and to promote these results during project implementation directly to some 600 representatives from the three target groups: teachers and students from VET schools providing estudies in the textile and fashion sector, companies cooperating with VET schools and interested to recruit students in this sector and policy-makers and institutions in charge of designing and implementing VET systems.