UKFT to take over as sector skills body for fashion industry
The UK Fashion & Textile Association is to succeed Creative Skillset as the sector skills body for the Fashion & Textiles industry.
This means the organisation will take over the management of current apprenticeship frameworks with the responsibility of both registration and certification of apprentices in England, Scotland and Wales
It will also work with devolved nation’s stakeholders, to ensure that National Occupational Standards and apprenticeship provision for the sector are maintained and developed.
UKFT CEO Adam Mansell said: “With industry skills and training being a huge part of UKFT’s commitment to the sector, this is very welcome news. We are proud to take over from Creative Skillset, which has supported the industry since 2010 and we thank them for the achievements made during that time. It is extremely important to ensure the management and certification of Apprenticeships and other vocational qualifications is closely aligned to the needs of the industry.”
The UK Fashion & Textile association brings together designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote their businesses and the fashion & textile industry both in the UK and abroad.
The announcement was made at a reception at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
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