Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Textile Engineer?

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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Textile Engineer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
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You need to be very good at interpersonal skills if you want to succeed in the profession of a textile engineer. The below mentioned points will help you understand the relevance of the interpersonal skills in this profession:

1. The textile engineers have to meet the management personnel and work on the strategies and schedule of the production. They need to present their plan to the management and get the approvals. If only they can be effective in persuading their seniors with their plans, they can get the approvals and their projects can be further progressed. Therefore the role of interpersonal skills is very much important while interacting with the senior management. They have to stay professional in these conversations.

2. They have to meet their clients on the regular basis and ensure that everything is as per the the strategy. They have to interact with clients and work with them on the planning and various aspects of the production. Therefore the role of interpersonal skills is again very important. They have to ensure that they are leaving good impression on the clients.

3. The textile engineers have to work with a number of workers and technicians. They have to work work with them, coordinate with them and ensure that all the processes are right on track. This requires them to coordinate with the workers so that the right approaches can be used to implement a process. Therefore once again they have to work on their interpersonal skills so that they can be productive in their work.

4. The textile engineers need to meet the suppliers so that the best deals could be figured out for the project. They have to stay in touch with suppliers and negotiate with them so that they can ensure the best deal. This is an important work and cannot be neglected, and it also requires good interpersonal skills.

Thus the significance of the interpersonal skills for the role of a textile engineer is huge and they need to work on them on regular basis.

RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Textile Engineer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

The Textile Industry in India:
The Indian Textile Industry boasts of having an overwhelming presence in the economy of the country. The industry plays pivotal role through its contribution to industrial output, employment generation, and export earnings of the country. Currently, it contributes about 14% to industrial production, 4% to the GDP, and 17% to the country's export earnings. Notably, it provides employment ot over 35 million people. And with the decentralization of power loom/ hosiery and knitting sectors and new techniques to produce a variety of products to suit different market sections, there is a huge demand for trained propfessionals in the textile and apparel industry.

Ft the growth of the industry, the Indian Ministry of Textiles beleives that there is a strong need to focus on aspects like product development, CAD to develop designing capabilities, investment in trend forecasting, to enable growth of industry.

How do i get there?
One can enter the field after doing Diploma or Degree level programs in the textile and apparel or related subjects like merchandising, fashion designing, textile retailing, product management and the like.

Students need to understand the industry from the scratch and then they can jump on to the specialized levels. the Master's programs are specially designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of design-driven industries through modules in manufacturing, merchsndising, wholesaling, and retailing. Students learn aspects like innovative problem solving, product development, and managerial strategies that incorporate the application of new technologies.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates can have opportunities in production development and management, retail management, apparel designing, visual merchandising, technical designing, fashion writing and editing, quality control, museuem collection manegement, theatrical costuming and many more.

Required Skills and Personal Qualities:
Following are the key skills which each and every Textile Engineers must have:
1. To be creative.
2. An eye for colour, texture and pattern.
3. The ability to visualize things in three dimensions.
4. Technical skills in areas such as pattern cutting, grading, and garment construction.
5. To be able to draw, either by hand or on the computer.
6. Good Communication and Interpersonal skills to explain theri ideas clearly and persuasively.
7. The ability to meet deadlines and work within a budget.
8. Business skills and commercial awareness, particularly if they are self-employed.
9. Good negotiation skills when selling their own designs.
10. To keep ahead of trends in colour, fabric and style.
11. Strong organizational skills.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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