Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Fashion & textile sector cut new deal as Skillfast closes
Fashion & textile sector cut new deal as Skillfast closes
19
Dec '09
Following advice from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Lord Mandelson, the Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary, announced today, on behalf of the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations, that Skillfast-UK will not be relicensed as a Sector Skills Council (SSC) in its own right.

Government is keen to see alternative arrangements put in place that ensure that the skill needs of the industry continue to be met, and the SSC's Board has already taken steps to secure appropriate representation for the fashion and textiles sector. Skillfast-UK will set out their plans for maintaining continuity in meeting the skill needs of employers in moving forward.

To assist Skillfast-UK in managing the transition Government has agreed to the UK Commission's request to continue to licence Skillfast-UK as an SSC to 31st March 2010. Government has asked the UK Commission to work closely with Skillfast-UK to secure continuity of support for the sector.

Skills Minister Kevin Brennan said –

“While Skillfast-UK will not be relicensed as the SSC for the fashion and textile industry in its own right, the positive work the SSC has delivered provides a platform for a successful transition. We recognise the need to offer employers a level of assurance that their skill needs will continue to be recognised and progressed. Government welcomes the work of the Skillfast-UK Board to secure alternative arrangements for progressing the skills needs of the industry.”

Sector Skills Councils are employer-led bodies, established to enable employers to exert influence on the UK's education and skills systems to ensure they meet their needs. The relicensing process is overseen and managed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills through a panel chaired by Charlie Mayfield, who is also chairman of the John Lewis Partnership.

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)


Must ReadView All

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

The requirement of polyester filament yarn (PFY) is increasing as it...

Courtesy: SAC

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

SAC to release pilot of Higg Facility Social Labour Module

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will release this year a...

Courtesy: Ebay

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jun 2018

eBay partners with Noon for e-commerce sales in Middle East

Noon, the $1 billion e-commerce venture backed by Dubai businessman...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search