The Young Patterns partnership is managed by IVOC. 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.
In view of the precarious situation of many young people on the labor market, the Belgian federal government also makes additional funds available to IVOC, for youth actions. These are projects that focus on the employment of young people under the age of 26.
During the 2018-2019 period, there will be projects in 17 sectors, on of them is the clothing industry. The federal government provides for an extra € 80.000 of the project costs in our industry.