The Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency (HFDA) carried out a survey among students and educators in the textile and clothing industry. Based on the answers of 212 students and 130 educators, the survey revealed that the majority of students studying in the clothing and textile industry do not have sufficient information about what positions they can fill in Hungary’s creative sector, so there is a great demand for career-guidance initiatives.
In response to these findings, the agency created a short film about jobs in the fashion industry to show students the opportunities available to them.
In addition to the video, the agency is also hosting online roundtables for students. Professionals will talk at the HFDA Academy about careers of the 21st century in the fashion and clothing industry and also provide insight into the latest technological and digital achievements in the industry.
“We have developed our program in line with the government’s vocational training objectives,” Zsófia Bata-Jakab, head of HFDA said. She added that the success of the new vocational training system is proven by the fact that the proportion of students choosing vocational training has increased by almost 10 percent in one year, with almost 56,800 students beginning their studies in vocational training in the 9th grade this year. Building on the traditions and heritage of the sector, as well as on the outstanding results of today, we want this success story to continue into the future,” Zsófia Bata-Jakab emphasized.