Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 - Textile, Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc.

Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA, TCF Australia, TCF Global) has announced a plan to consult with businesses in the industry to determine the current skill gaps and training needs of the WA fashion & textile, clothing, and footwear industries workforce.

TCFWA is conducting the research on behalf of Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council (FFTITC) who advocate training needs for the textiles, clothing, and footwear industries in WA to improve the current and future skills of its workforce.

Carol Hanlon, Founder and Manager of TCFWA said, “The research is important to assess the state of affairs across a range of topics, asking whether businesses struggle to get skilled workers or if there are any specific gaps/shortages in skills in their current workforce and provide information on Traineeships and government subsidies available.   Businesses will be also be asked about the impact that COVID-19 has had, such as disruption in their supply chains”.

The information gathered will then be collated and reported to the Government by the Training Council. This will highlight the current state of the workforce and any issues that may be experienced presently or in the future.

“We look forward to assisting in the growth and development of the TCF Industry in WA which has been impacted over past years through a range of external pressures.” said Ms Carol Hanlon.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in the TCF Skills Audit, visit    or contact Shrutika Rana at  TCFWA at [email protected] or on 9479 3777.    Alternatively, if you would like to discuss Industry Traineeships or have your say regarding TCF workforce development contact Janine Blake at [email protected] or 0427 351 027.


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Textile, Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc.

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc (TCFWA) is a not-for-profit national support centre for the Textile, Clothing Footwear and Leather industry providing support and specialised resources, services and training. From its head quarters in Belmont, WA, TCFWA aims at networking to maintain and establish key partnerships for the national TCF industry.

Sponsorship has been approved by TCFWA, the Government of Western Australia (Korea Office), The Province of Gyeongsangbuk-do ‘Preview in Daegu’.

Carol Hanlon
P: 0417963231


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