June 24, 2019

IBSA Manufacturing took part in the recent SuperExpo on the Gold Coast, Australia’s largest trade exhibition for the window furnishings and specialised textiles industries.

The event was an opportunity to consult with stakeholders around skill requirements for industrial sewing in the specialised textiles sector.

We partnered with the Specialised Textiles Association to put on the forum and hold an Industry + Skills networking event to discuss VET and skill related issues in the sector.

A highlight of the event was the Specialised Textiles Association Awards, that showcased the ingenuity being used by textiles manufacturers in developing custom solutions for a range of industry applications. It was great to see awards presented to organisations championing local content and using innovative technologies. Skills were also celebrated with Apprentice of the Year awards going to deserving recipients.

The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry Reference Committee, who help drive vocational training qualifications, held a meeting and gained insights from exhibitors and delegates at the event.