The textile industry is immensely important. It is the world’s second largest industry, second only to food.
Consistent with the BTMA’s ethos of commitment to UK companies involved in technological and engineering excellence in supplying to the world’s textile and related manufactures, the BTMA has affirmed its stance for future sustainability.
As part of this commitment, the BTMA is increasing its involvement in promoting all aspects from apprenticeship to leadership.
For apprenticeships, the BTMA is pursuing opportunities with existing accredited schemes, with an enhancement of a textile element.
Unlike other manufactured or engineered products, textiles have a vast range of tactile qualities as well as a vast scope of end uses, it does need certain specialisations.
The BTMA is seeking to enhance the industry’s appeal to GCSE school leavers, typically enthusiastic about machining centres and technicians, but including the design office or electrical work.
We will keep you abreast of these developments.