ERIC Number: ED348510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Profiles and Training Requirements of Foremen and Overseers in the Textile/Clothing Sector in Portugal.
Pereira, Licinio Chainho; And Others
A study examined the current needs of middle management in the textile and clothing industry in Portugal. Focus was on Level 3--foremen, overseers, and team leaders. Eight of 400 enterprises responded to the first questionnaire; 370 of 1,000 responded to the revised questionnaire. The following data were collected: number of employees according to economic activity, level of qualification, sex, enterprise size, district, subsector, length of service, total sales, pay category, and education. Higher education in textiles was provided at two universities. The only secondary courses with a textile component were those of a technical vocational nature: textiles and textile production, textile design, and textile chemistry. The Textile Industry Vocational Training Center and Clothing Industry Vocational Center were set up to satisfy the needs of the textile and clothing industry. Findings indicated that the industry depended on public education and upgrading activities organized by enterprises; very little training was provided by the Textile Sector Trade Unions. Foremen and overseers performed coordination and supervision of production, production management, equipment maintenance, and personnel management. Necessary training included general and basic secondary vocational-technical education and updating. Use of new technology was seen as contributing significantly towards improving the qualifications of Level 3 technicians. (Appendixes include the final questionnaire, respondent list, 30 data tables, and a 26-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Clothing, Fashion Industry, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Skills, Leaders, Middle Management, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Profiles, Secondary Education, Textiles Instruction, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers: Portugal; Textile Industry