What are personal & professional skills required to be a Textile Engineer?

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RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a Textile Engineer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Below is the list of the personal and professional skills that a textile engineer needs to have so that he or she can provide a wonderful contribution to their work while enjoying their role:

1. The textile engineers should be comfortable with working in production sites ans using the various machines and equipment for the various processes involved. This comes under the technical skills part and is the most basic and important criteria to become a textile engineer. They should be able to able to use the required software with comfort and ease. This part again indicates their technical expertise.

2. The textile engineers need to have wonderful design skills also. These skills take time to develop and require creativity on one's part. They have to work on the design processes, first on the paper and then on the computer so that the manufacturers can work on it.

3. There is huge need of having the interpersonal and team building skills for the role of a textile engineer. They have to work in the team settings so that you can provide that valuable contribution as textile engineers. They have to work in teams and make sure that the team is achieving the required results. The coordination with the various members of the team is essential for that. Also they have to coordinate with the management persons.

4. The textile engineers need to have excellent communication skills. They also need to work on them so that they can be effective in communicating their thoughts and ideas to other people. The communication skills help them to connect with other workers and improve the efficiency.

5. The time management skills of the textile engineers are also very important. They have to work for the required number of hours so that the project could be completed on time. They have to make sure that each phase of the project is getting completed within time. They have to be disciplined and punctual in their work so that they can manage the time well.

RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a Textile Engineer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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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 pivota 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 knittig 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 thre 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 textiel and apparel ore 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 specillay designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of design-driven industries through module in manufacturing, merchandising, 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 desingning, fashion writing and editing, quality control, theatrical costuming and many more.

Required Personal /Professional Skills:
Textile/Clothing designers need:
1. To be creative
2. An eye for colour, texture an pattern
3. The ability to visualize things in three dimensions
4. Techanical 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.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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