Sector Skills Council for clothing, footwear and textiles industries, Skillfast-UK, is launching a management programmed aimed at improving the skills of women working in supervisory or management capacities in clothing, footwear or textiles industries in Wales.

The programme involves a number of modules, some of which will be connected to National Occupational Standards.

Extra modules will then by selected by an individual, according to particular needs.

The programme will run from the end of this month until February 2005, and will involve participants taking part in off-site group training and one-to-one support sessions.

Women in the footwear and clothing sectors who are in a supervisory position or higher are free to apply for the programme.