The hub for today’s young talents & tomorrow’s Belgian apparel industry

Young Patterns connects jobseekers, students and young workers with the Belgian fashion and clothing industry.
This hub is a community for and by young people under 26.
Together with its ambassadors Young Patterns organises various initiatives & events.

Our pride: the ambassadors of Young Patterns

We couldn’t do it without them:
Sarah – Sophie – Eline – Hester – Pavani – Luna – Merel – Fleur – Amber

They are our inspiration, our example and our brain: the ambassadors. They feed us with their own experiences, allowing us to work out different actions together. They are also willing to share their experiences with you. So, feel free to contact them.

The youth project of IVOC

The Young Patterns project is managed by IVOC, the training center of the Belgian apparel industry.

IVOC operations are mainly financed with funds from the Belgian clothing companies. IVOC thus has 0.3% of the salary mass in the industry. With this IVOC finances training and training support for employees.

On the basis of cooperation agreements, governments also contribute to the IVOC resources. The Flemish and European governments have been financing specific IVOC actions for some time now, for example educational campaigns, projects on workability or research.

Where does the money come from?

The activities of IVOC are largely financed with resources from the Belgian clothing companies. IVOC holds 0.3% of the wage bill in the industry. With this, IVOC finances training and education support for employees.

On the basis of cooperation agreements, the authorities also contribute to the resources of the IVOC. The Flemish and European governments have been financing specific IVOC actions for some time, for example educational campaigns, projects on workability or research.

Given the precarious situation of many young people on the labour market, the Belgian federal government also makes extra resources available to IVOC for actions aimed at young people. These are projects aimed at the employment of young people under 26.

In the period 2020-2021, there will be projects in many sectors and one of them is the clothing industry.

The federal government provides an additional € 194,500 of the project costs in our industry.

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