S.T.A.R. FOR FASHION course

Level of language proficiency required

Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Description

The professional figure that comes from combining the will to invest in quality, the need to promote the territory and the textile manufacturing of excellence, is that of an evolved technician, able to oversee commercial tools, appropriate to the textile product and the markets of reference, also having specific skills in product and process and technical-qualitative innovation. STAR trains new professionals who are able to provide proactive support to managers and entrepreneurs involved in the preparation of marketing and communication plans for fashion textile products, studying their positioning in a specific market segment through sector analysis, benchmarking and research into trends and the potential offered by new digital media. The technician prepares, manages and controls the sales plan for fashion products, monitoring customer satisfaction, using the English language fluently (controlling both technical and commercial terminology). The figure in question also has in-depth specific skills in the product and supply chain of the Prato district; he understands the technological innovations applied to fabrics and knows how to “enhance” innovative and technological research applied to textile products also in an eco-sustainable key.

The path in question is the result of several “solicitations” coming from the main stakeholders of the territory and of the Prato textile district, as well as a careful analysis of the data concerning the production and market trends of the fashion textile supply chain for the coming years. From the group of companies belonging to the textile producers sector of the Fashion System section of Confindustria Toscana Nord, it emerged that there is a strong need for technical figures with distinctive and specific skills in the field of the sale and marketing of textile products, but also with adequate and in-depth knowledge of quality, the textile supply chain and regulations related to sustainability.

Duration (internship and teaching hours)

1200 hours in the classroom and 800 hours of internship.

Detailed breakdown of ECTS credits for each single teaching unit

On the basis of the teaching regulations of Universities, training credits of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) of the teaching modules carried out in the course may be recognised. In this regard, please refer to the implementing decree pursuant to article 14, paragraph 3, of Law no. 240 of 30th December 2010.

Final vote

The training course ends with a final examination to verify the skills acquired. This verification, certification and recognition of training credits are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the MIUR Note. AOODGOSV. REGISTRO UFFICIALE (U). 0006114.06-06-2016. Students who have attended the Course for at least 80% of the total number of hours and who have been positively assessed in the intermediate tests, including the internship activity, will be admitted to the final exams. Certification of the skills acquired is guaranteed even in the event of failure to complete the training course.

Professional profile of the person completing the course of study

The Higher Technician envisaged by the project finds employment in companies in the textile manufacturing sector, but also in consultancy and marketing studios in the area of reference. The desire to make the Prato district more and more competitive and to guarantee manufacturing excellence figures to replace generations of technical experts not only in the production of textile products, but also experts in the promotion and sale of quality textile products, is confirmed by sector studies and export trends. Companies in the local context and not only, therefore, need a figure who can guarantee actions for the development of quality and technical innovation intrinsic to the textile product. In addition to this, in the Prato district avant-garde manufacturers are working to massively introduce the 4.0 industry paradigm, applying it to technical innovation and research. The technician in question will combine skills related to the promotion and sale of the product with specific knowledge of technological innovation and industry 4.0 themes. The development of a significant part of the contents of the training units in English will allow the acquisition of a greater lexical autonomy in the performance of the roles assumed within the production realities.

Course costs and availability of scholarships

The participation fee for the course is € 1,000.00 (one thousand/00) total as a contribution to the cost of teaching materials and consumables (photocopies, personal protective equipment, educational visits, etc.). The Foundation reserves the right to make available 3 scholarships, intended as partial reimbursement of documented expenses for board and lodging, for students who successfully complete the course and who reside more than 50 km from the course venue. The amount of the grant and the selection criteria, linked to income and merit, will be established by special calls for proposals that will be issued before the end of the course.

Eligibility criteria and selection procedure

  • Age between 18 and 30 years of age;
  • Holders of a Secondary Education Diploma or who have attended a four-year course of vocational technical education and training (in Italian, IEFP – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Professionale) supplemented by a 1-year course of higher technical education and training (in Italian, IFTS – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore);
  • Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of reference for knowledge of languages (CEFR) which will be ascertained at the time of selection;
  • Adequate level of “computer literacy”;
  • Use of word processing and spreadsheets at basic level;
  • The following characteristics will be considered as priorities:
    1. Young people at risk of exclusion (NEET young people, i.e. who do not study, do not work and do not carry out training activities);
    2. Age (priority to younger subjects);
    3. Equal opportunities (priority to women).

Those who have submitted an application for admission in the manner described above, and who meet the requirements of this notice, will be admitted to the selection tests for admission to the course. The list of those admitted to the selection tests will be published exclusively on the Fondazione MITA website ( www.mitacademy.it ).

Main contents of the didactic program

  • The value of Made in Italy in fashion
  • Textile culture and enhancement of the territory
  • Organisation of the supply chain in the Prato textile district
  • Safety and prevention in the company
  • Statistics and mathematics
  • Principles of organisation and labour law
  • Elements of business economics and industrial accounting
  • Informatics
  • Technical English
  • Project management
  • Problem setting, problem solving
  • Tools and techniques for managing interpersonal relationships and basic communication
  • Made in management (positioning and purchasing policy)
  • Commercial management in the company: tools and techniques for building a sales plan
  • Advanced communication aimed at sales and customer satisfaction
  • Time management
  • statistics applied to sales data analysis and customer management
  • Sustainability and green approach to textile production
  • Quality – reference standard
  • LCA – Life-Cycle Assessment
  • Industry 4.0 for textiles

Course FA.MA. BY MITA

Level of language proficiency required

Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Description

The project aims to train technical figures who work in the study of fashion products, in order to promote “Made in Italy” by developing an in-depth and specific knowledge of consumer behaviour and the luxury market that moves an important and strategic part of the national and world economy. The outgoing professional will have know-how in marketing and market research techniques and will have the ability to understand and take on board all the mechanisms that move fashion management (from the production process to the circular economy).

The technicians will also be trained on issues of great innovation and contemporary issues, such as sustainability and digitisation, which are increasingly affecting the luxury sector. FA.MA. by MITA will train new professionals able to support managers and entrepreneurs in defining sales strategies and personalised customer management.

The course in question is the result of several “solicitations” coming from the main stakeholders of the territory and the fashion supply chain, as well as a careful analysis of the data related to the production and market trends of the coming years.

Duration (internship and teaching hours)

1200 hours in the classroom and 800 hours of internship.

Detailed breakdown of ECTS credits for each single teaching unit

On the basis of the teaching regulations of Universities, training credits of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) of the teaching modules carried out in the course may be recognised. In this regard, please refer to the implementing decree pursuant to article 14, paragraph 3, of Law no. 240 of 30th December 2010.

Final vote

The training course ends with a final examination to verify the skills acquired. This verification, certification and recognition of training credits are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the MIUR Note. AOODGOSV. REGISTRO UFFICIALE (U). 0006114.06-06-2016. Students who have attended the Course for at least 80% of the total number of hours and who have been positively assessed in the intermediate tests, including the internship activity, will be admitted to the final exams. Certification of the skills acquired is guaranteed even in the event of failure to complete the training course.

Professional profile of the person completing the course of study

The Higher Technician envisaged by the project finds employment in companies in the fashion sector, but also in consultancy and marketing studios. The technician in question will combine skills related to the promotion and sale of the product with specific knowledge of technological innovation and Industry 4.0 topics.

The development of a significant part of the contents of the training units in English will allow the acquisition of greater lexical autonomy in the performance of the roles assumed within the production realities.

Costs of the course and the availability of scholarships

The participation fee for the course is € 1,000.00 (one thousand/00) total as a contribution to the cost of teaching materials and consumables (photocopies, personal protective equipment, educational visits, etc.).

Eligibility criteria and selection procedure

  • Age between 18 and 30 years of age;
  • Holders of a Secondary Education Diploma or who have attended a four-year course of vocational technical education and training (in Italian, IEFP – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Professionale) supplemented by a 1-year course of higher technical education and training (in Italian, IFTS – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore);
  • Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of reference for knowledge of languages (CEFR) which will be ascertained at the time of selection;
  • Adequate level of “computer literacy”;
  • Use of word processing and spreadsheets at basic level;
  • The following characteristics will be considered as priorities:
    1. Young people at risk of exclusion (NEET young people, i.e. who do not study, do not work and do not carry out training activities);
    2. Age (priority to younger subjects);
    3. Equal opportunities (priority to women).

Those who have submitted an application for admission in the manner described above, and who meet the requirements of this notice, will be admitted to the selection tests for admission to the course. The list of those admitted to the selection tests will be published exclusively on the Fondazione MITA website ( www.mitacademy.it ).

Main contents of the didactic program

  • Safety and prevention
  • Statistics and mathematics
  • Organisation of work
  • Elements of business economics and industrial accounting
  • Informatics
  • Technical English
  • Problem setting and problem solving
  • Relationship and communication management tools
  • Fashion in Italy
  • Luxury market
  • Fashion marketing
  • The commercial process
  • Market analysis
  • The process of stylistic creation
  • The logistic production process
  • Fashion and store management
  • The digital revolution in fashion
  • Fashion and the circular economy
  • Fashion and sustainable economy
  • Sales techniques
  • Fashion retail strategies and management
  • Franchising and its management
  • Customer management at the point of sale
  • E-commerce
  • Virtual showroom

Course FAB MITA

Level of language proficiency required

Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Description

The Superior Technician envisaged by the project is employed in companies in the leather sector, artisan workshops and in style offices, product offices, modelling or prototype departments and external technical consultancy firms, also using advanced IT equipment. The development of knowledge and skills related to the phases of design and creation of the models, processing techniques and digital skills, allows a placement of the professional figure also in the “product” and Commercial /Marketing, quality divisions. The development of part of the contents of the training units in English will allow the acquisition of a greater lexical autonomy in carrying out the roles assumed within the production realities.

Duration (internship and teaching hours)

1200 hours in the classroom and 800 hours of internship.

Detailed breakdown of ECTS credits for each single teaching unit

On the basis of the teaching regulations of Universities, training credits of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) of the teaching modules carried out in the course may be recognised. In this regard, please refer to the implementing decree pursuant to article 14, paragraph 3, of Law no. 240 of 30th December 2010.

Final vote

The training course ends with a final examination to verify the skills acquired. This verification, certification and recognition of training credits are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the MIUR Note. AOODGOSV. REGISTRO UFFICIALE (U). 0006114.06-06-2016. Students who have attended the Course for at least 80% of the total number of hours and who have been positively assessed in the intermediate tests, including the internship activity, will be admitted to the final exams. Certification of the skills acquired is guaranteed even in the event of failure to complete the training course.

Professional profile of the person who completes the course of study

The Higher Technician envisaged by the project is employed in companies in the leather sector, artisan laboratories and in style offices, product offices, modeling or prototyping departments and external technical consultancy studios also with the use of IT tools advanced. The development of knowledge and skills relating to the design and construction phases of models, processing techniques and digital skills, allows a placement of the professional figure also in
the “product” and Commercial / Marketing, quality divisions. The development of part of the contents of the TU in English will allow the acquisition of greater lexical autonomy in the performance of the roles assumed within the production realities.

Costs of the course and the availability of scholarships

The participation fee for the course is equal to € 1,000.00 (one thousand / 00) in total as a contribution to the costs of teaching materials and consumables (photocopies, personal protective equipment, educational visits etc.).

Eligibility criteria and selection procedure

  • Age between 18 and 30 years of age;
  • Holders of a Secondary Education Diploma or who have attended a four-year course of vocational technical education and training (in Italian, IEFP – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Professionale) supplemented by a 1-year course of higher technical education and training (in Italian, IFTS – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore);
  • Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of reference for knowledge of languages (CEFR) which will be ascertained at the time of selection;
  • Adequate level of “computer literacy”;
  • Use of word processing and spreadsheets at basic level;
  • The following characteristics will be considered as priorities:
    1. Young people at risk of exclusion (NEET young people, i.e. who do not study, do not work and do not carry out training activities);
    2. Age (priority to younger subjects);
    3. Equal opportunities (priority to women).

Those who have submitted an application for admission in the manner described above, and who meet the requirements of this notice, will be admitted to the selection tests for admission to the course. The list of those admitted to the selection tests will be published exclusively on the Fondazione MITA website ( www.mitacademy.it ).

Main contents of the didactic program

  • Technical English for fashion
  • Informatics
  • Fashion System
  • Safety and prevention in the company
  • Descriptive and corporate statistics
  • Company organisation and quality management systems
  • Principles of organisation and labour law
  • Elements of business economics and industrial accounting
  • Economy 4.0 and digital transformation
  • Problem setting, problem solving and complexity analysis
  • Project management
  • Tools and techniques for managing interpersonal relationships
  • Commodities and raw materials technology
  • The intermediate production and processing processes
  • Elements of strategic, operational and international marketing, branding and advisorship
  • Digital marketing and new distribution models
  • Research and analysis of fashion trends
  • Principles of modelling and prototyping
  • Collection planning
  • Product and process quality control
  • Packaging, assembly, accessories and fashion product packaging
  • Industrialization of samples
  • Protocols and sector regulations, environmental assessment
  • CAD_CAM elements and rendering for leather goods
  • Leather goods processing cycles
  • Modelling workshop
  • Prototype workshop
  • New digital technologies to support the improvement of leather goods development and industrialization processes
  • Manufacturing Process and data management

MADE IN MITA course

Level of language proficiency required

Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Description

M.A.D.E. IN MITA with its very strong trend towards innovation, represents the third step of development and professionalisation that ITS MITA implements in the field of small parts. The two previous editions of the accessory technician, have increasingly introduced the concept of engineering and digitization of the product. The project proposes the figure of technician with technical/technological/design skills in the cycle of metalworking, precious and non-precious, destined to the growing demand for the production of accessories/minutries for the finishing of fashion products.

In the educational plan, the aspect of technological research and the study of both theoretical and practical applications of industry 4.0 are translated into distinctive skills of the reference profile. Additive Manufacturing becomes one of the key factors of the project. In addition to digital didactics, M.A.D.E. IN MITA, allows the acquisition, among others, of skills related to the history of jewellery, prototyping and reverse engineering techniques of jewellery, material and components of metal accessories, rhinoceros prototyping, plug-in, study of the fashion supply chain and the application of the metal complement to the leather accessory, to the garment. The figure thus structured, responds to the needs, expressed by the major brands in the fashion sector, to counter the competition from Asian countries.

Duration (internship and teaching hours)

1200 hours in the classroom and 800 hours of internship.

Detailed breakdown of ECTS credits for each single teaching unit

On the basis of the teaching regulations of Universities, training credits of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) of the teaching modules carried out in the course may be recognised. In this regard, please refer to the implementing decree pursuant to article 14, paragraph 3, of Law no. 240 of 30th December 2010.

Final vote

The training course ends with a final examination to verify the skills acquired. This verification, certification and recognition of training credits are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the MIUR Note. AOODGOSV. REGISTRO UFFICIALE (U). 0006114.06-06-2016. Students who have attended the Course for at least 80% of the total number of hours and who have been positively assessed in the intermediate tests, including the internship activity, will be admitted to the final exams. Certification of the skills acquired is guaranteed even in the event of failure to complete the training course.

Professional profile of the person who completes the course of study

The Superior Technician envisaged by the project is employed in companies in the leather sector, artisan workshops and in style offices, product offices, modelling or prototype departments and external technical consultancy firms, also using advanced IT equipment. The development of knowledge and skills related to the phases of design and creation of the models, processing techniques and digital skills, allows a placement of the professional figure also in the areas ofProduct and Commercial / Marketing, Quality divisions. The development of part of the contents of the training units in English will allow the acquisition of greater lexical autonomy in the performance of the roles assumed within the production realities.

Costs of the course and the availability of scholarships

The participation fee for the course is € 1,000.00 (one thousand/00) total as a contribution to the cost of teaching materials and consumables (photocopies, personal protective equipment, educational visits, etc.). The Foundation reserves the right to make available 3 scholarships, intended as partial reimbursement of documented expenses for board and lodging, for students who successfully complete the course and who reside more than 50 km from the course venue. The amount of the grant and the selection criteria, linked to income and merit, will be established by special calls for proposals that will be issued before the end of the course.

Eligibility criteria and selection procedure

  • Age between 18 and 30 years of age;
  • Holders of a Secondary Education Diploma or who have attended a four-year course of vocational technical education and training (in Italian, IEFP – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Professionale) supplemented by a 1-year course of higher technical education and training (in Italian, IFTS – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore);
  • Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of reference for knowledge of languages (CEFR) which will be ascertained at the time of selection;
  • Adequate level of “computer literacy”;
  • Use of word processing and spreadsheets at basic level;
  • The following characteristics will be considered as priorities:
    1. Young people at risk of exclusion (NEET young people, i.e. who do not study, do not work and do not carry out training activities);
    2. Age (priority to younger subjects);
    3. Equal opportunities (priority to women).

Those who have submitted an application for admission in the manner described above, and who meet the requirements of this notice, will be admitted to the selection tests for admission to the course. The list of those admitted to the selection tests will be published exclusively on the Fondazione MITA website ( www.mitacademy.it ).

Main contents of the didactic program

  • Health and safety
  • Business administration, labour law
  • Elements of descriptive statistics
  • Basic Information Technology
  • Fashion system organisation
  • Goldsmith supply chain organisation
  • History of jewellery and cultural heritage
  • Tools and techniques for the management of interpersonal, digital and working group relationships
  • Problem setting and problem solving and complexity analysis
  • Planning and project management
  • Communication design
  • Operational and international strategic marketing elements, branding and advisor
  • Basic and technical English
  • Study of fashion system and metal accessories work cycles
  • Material and components of the metal accessories of the fashion product
  • Material and components of precious fashion product accessories
  • Introduction to goldsmith craftwork
  • Physics, electrochemistry and electroplating
  • Introduction to graphic representation and prototyping techniques
  • rhinoceros prototyping, plug-ins and alternative software
  • Prototyping and reverse engineering of jewellery
  • Regulations, certifications in the goldsmith sector, trademarks and patents
  • Tools and techniques for collection planning
  • Technology and techniques of packaging, assembly, accessories and fashion product packaging
  • industry 4.0 for the fashion sector
  • Additive manufacturing and augmented reality in fashion accessory – internet of things (IoT)
  • Environmental sustainability regulations and life cycle assessment
  • Product and process quality control, tests and controls

BI.UNIQUE course.

Level of language proficiency required

Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Description

The technician trained in BI.UNIQUE., is able to combine the ability to create a fashion product with innovation in the choice and use of materials coming from another leading supply chain in Tuscany, namely food The plan, created in partnership with ITS E.A.T., combines skills ranging from 3D modeling (additive manufacturing), to the sustainable search for recycled materials from the food chain for the creation of high-end luxury items (bags and accessories). The figure, responding to a very strong need expressed by the big brands based in the Scandicci district, has a markedly eco-friendly and practical/operational approach; it encompasses both the ability to interface with the various contacts in the company’s supply chain (upstream and downstream of the process), understanding the dictates of style, and operational competence in the definition and construction of the fashion object according to the criteria of the highest production range and the new sustainable lines adopted by fashion houses and leather brands. The in-depth preparation on construction techniques and sustainable innovations allows the technician to be included also in the quality control phases. To sum up, the outgoing figure combines several skills: craftsmanship that allows the creation of high-end leather products and accessories/ operational skills strongly focused on the “heart” of production, i.e. the prototyping and creation of the fashion object/ important knowledge of design and construction techniques of the luxury leather object/ ability to master virtual design tools of the object and digital novelties borrowed from industry 4.0 (specifically additive manufacturing)/ in-depth knowledge of recycled materials and their use for the creation of ecofriendly fashion objects.

Duration (internship and teaching hours)

1200 hours in the classroom and 800 hours of internship.

Detailed breakdown of ECTS credits for each single teaching unit

On the basis of the teaching regulations of Universities, training credits of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) of the teaching modules carried out in the course may be recognised. In this regard, please refer to the implementing decree pursuant to article 14, paragraph 3, of Law no. 240 of 30th December 2010.

Final vote

The training course ends with a final examination to verify the skills acquired. This verification, certification and recognition of training credits are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the MIUR Note. AOODGOSV. REGISTRO UFFICIALE (U). 0006114.06-06-2016. Students who have attended the Course for at least 80% of the total number of hours and who have been positively assessed in the intermediate tests, including the internship activity, will be admitted to the final exams. Certification of the skills acquired is guaranteed even in the event of failure to complete the training course.

Professional profile of the person who completes the course of study

The Superior Technician envisaged by the project is employed in companies in the leather sector, artisan workshops and in style offices, product offices, modelling or prototype departments and external technical consultancy firms, also using advanced IT equipment. The development of knowledge and skills relating to the design and production phases of the models, processing techniques and materials, including sustainable ones, allows the professional figure to be placed also in the “product” and Commercial/Marketing, quality divisions. The development of part of the contents of the training units in English will allow the acquisition of greater lexical autonomy in the performance of the roles assumed within the production realities. The project supports the growing need for technical figures in the production cycle, having not only modeling, prototyping and digital media skills but also the ability to choose waste materials from the food chain (partnership with ITS E.A.T.), for the creation of luxury objects with a clear eco-friendly approach.

Costs of the course and the availability of scholarships

The participation fee for the course is € 1,000.00 (one thousand/00) total as a contribution to the cost of teaching materials and consumables (photocopies, personal protective equipment, educational visits, etc.). The Foundation reserves the right to make available 3 scholarships, intended as partial reimbursement of documented expenses for board and lodging, for students who successfully complete the course and who reside more than 50 km from the course venue. The amount of the grant and the selection criteria, linked to income and merit, will be established by special calls for proposals that will be issued before the end of the course.

Eligibility criteria and selection procedure

  • Age between 18 and 30 years of age;
  • Holders of a Secondary Education Diploma or who have attended a four-year course of vocational technical education and training (in Italian, IEFP – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Professionale) supplemented by a 1-year course of higher technical education and training (in Italian, IFTS – Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore);
  • Knowledge of English at least at ALTE1 level of the Common European Framework of reference for knowledge of languages (CEFR) which will be ascertained at the time of selection;
  • Adequate level of “computer literacy”;
  • Use of word processing and spreadsheets at basic level;
  • The following characteristics will be considered as priorities:
    1. Young people at risk of exclusion (NEET young people, i.e. who do not study, do not work and do not carry out training activities);
    2. Age (priority to younger subjects);
    3. Equal opportunities (priority to women).

Those who have submitted an application for admission in the manner described above, and who meet the requirements of this notice, will be admitted to the selection tests for admission to the course. The list of those admitted to the selection tests will be published exclusively on the Fondazione MITA website ( www.mitacademy.it ).

Main contents of the didactic program

  • The Fashion System
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Elements of business economics and labour law
  • Informatics
  • Technical English
  • Project management
  • Problem setting, problem solving and complexity analysis
  • Effective communication
  • Materials and components of leather production
  • Production cycles and work organisation
  • Elements of strategic, operational and international marketing, branding and advisorship
  • Fashion trends
  • Principles of modelling and prototyping
  • Collection planning
  • Quality control
  • Packaging, assembly, accessories and fashion product packaging
  • Environmental regulations
  • Regulations and protocols for sustainable development
  • CAD_CAM elements and rendering for leather goods
  • Leather goods and industry working cycles 4.0
  • Techniques and processes for the valorisation of leather goods waste
  • Techniques and processes for the use of waste from the food chain
  • The industrialisation process and ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
  • Modeling and technological innovation for leather products