Sahil Sharma

I am currently working as a Textile Engineer. If I want to diversify my career, what will be the right options for me?

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RE: I am currently working as a Textile Engineer. If I want to diversify my career, what will be the right options for me?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

The Textile industry in India:
The Indian Textile Industry boats 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 to 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 professionals in the textile and apparel industry.

For the growth of the industry, the Indian Ministry of Textiles believes 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.

The growth opportunities exists in areas including medical textile, construction textile, packaging textiles, baby diapers, home textiles, blankets, bed, toilet and kitchen linen,curtains, drapes, interior blinds, furnishing articles, sacks and bags, tarpaulin, sail, tent and camping goods.


Required skills and Personal Qualities:
Textile Engineers need to be:
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 skills to explain their 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.


Career Opportunities to diversify your career:
Graduates can have opportunities in production development and management, retail management, apparel designing, visual merchandising, technical designing, fashion writing and editing, quality control, museum collection management, and theatrical costuming.

Other related fields and career titles could include operations manager, apparel sales representative, pattern maker, product developer, fashion buyer, fashion consultant, textile research scientist, technical designer, store manager, quality assurance evaluator, costume designer and many more.

After gaining some experience people can even start up their own venture.


Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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