DicSHOEnary - Language guide for footwear and leather industry. (2020-1-TR01-KA202-092689)
Over the last years, the European footwear sector has been changing in the way it demands more specialised expertise and new skills suitable to company’s specific requirements towards new business models, innovative technologies, design and styling, environmental issues etc.
Within this context, the necessary qualification requirements for working in the European footwear industry must be redefined in order for the labour market to be reinvigorated with skilled professionals that will offer their full potential to the industry.
DicSHOEnary aims to provide the technical language infrastructure necessary for strengthening the international communication of the shoe industry, and to support the current managers of the sector according to the expectations of required language skills and training.
- To anticipate the job-related requirements of the future managerial occupations more effectively
- To establish a common professional technical language framework to help employees with international activities in European footwear industry establish more effective communication.
- To develop multimedia methodologies and learning tools to restructure the technical language teaching process for current and new employees in the shoe industry.
- The proposed results of the project will help to increase language skills and education of professionals in the footwear value chain.
- The project will contribute to increased employability in the footwear sector in the long run.
- DicSHOEnary will create a multilingual knowledge database (technical terminology) for the footwear sector in order to promote the sector’s innovation and effective collaboration.
- A list of functional vocabulary words and definitions related to footwear will be added including terms related to quality, new technologies, managerial activities (e.g., agile methodologies, project management), retailing (customer satisfaction), job descriptions, etc.
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