26 September 2017 — Press Releases

A new profile and training programme on luxury footwear manufacturing

On 19 September 2017, the Erasmus+ High-End Shoe project held its Final Conference at the most prestigious shoe fair in Europe, TheMICAM. At the centre of the fair’s luxury shoes pavilion, the
project partners presented the main project outcomes and outputs, namely the Luxury Footwear Manufacturing Technician profile and corresponding training programme that will boost the skills and competences of the workforce in the high-end/luxury sector in Europe and reinforce the competitiveness and leadership of this European footwear segment in the world.

The European funded Erasmus+ project High-End Shoe has reached its objectives since it was first launched in October 2014. With an updated High-End Footwear Manufacturing/Tailor-made
Technician profile, curriculum, and training course ready to be shared with its first users, the project partners held a Final Conference on 19 September to present the project’s main results and its plans to ensure the validation and wide-spread use of the training and educational programme produced for high-end shoemakers. Indeed, the validation of this new profile by national authorities will be crucial to ensure that the results lead to the long-term objectives of bridging the skills gap in high quality luxury manufacturing and reinforcing the added value of European footwear.

For more information, please visit the project website at http://www.highendshoe.eu

The full press release is available here