Future Skills Summit 4 Oct 16


Event Aim: To explore opportunities for collaboration between the Scottish textiles industry and the FE/HE education sector to drive leadership and skills development

STAG invites industry professionals working in textiles, leather or fashion sectors in Scotland, Further & Higher Education professionals and public sector partner agencies to join the conversation at the Textiles Future Skills Summit.

9.45am – 4.00pm, Tuesday 4 October, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art



9.45am      Registration, Coffee & Networking

10.15am    Welcome

10.30am    Context

  • An overview of the textiles industry in Scotland
  • An overview of (F&T) education provision in Scotland
  • An overview of innovation in the sector

11.15am    Collaboration

  • Case studies of examples of good practice including skills, innovation, R&D, new ways of working, creativity, entrepreneurship

12.15am    Group facilitated discussion

  • What are the drivers of change?
  • What are our ambitions?
  • Where are the gaps?
  • What are the big questions we want/need answered?

1.15pm    Buffet lunch & networking

2.00pm    Small group facilitated discussions

  • What projects/initiatives would deliver impact?
  • How could this be funded?

3.45pm    Plenary

4.00pm    Close

If you would like any further information about this event please do not hesitate to contact stsp@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or call 0141 2720636.