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Partnership Support for the Stitching Academy for Designers


stitching funding release april 16The training course in stitching will see one hundred Londoner’s not in education or training seize an opportunity to gain a real skill improving their chances of securing employment or embarking on their own fashion career path. 

Creative Skillset is being supported by J.P. Morgan through the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation and with match funding from CAPITB, an independent charity providing support and funding for “people employed or about to be employed in the British clothing industry” it means Fashion Enter can open its doors and training opportunities to an extended cohort of learners across the next 9 months. 

Mike Williams, Trust Chairman at CAPITB commented:

“Here at CAPITB we pride ourselves on supporting cutting edge learning experiences that lead to real outcomes such as jobs! We are delighted to be working with Fashion Enter and their Fashion Technology Academy on their innovative stitching courses.  We’re supporting 100 learners to gain real industry skills for their future.”

The course is taught by industry experts based at the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) and caters for beginners who can then progress to higher qualifications, apprenticeships and job outcomes. The FTA is an ABC Showcase Center and is also Tick Accredited by Creative Skillset, the government body responsible for skills and training in the UK creative industries.

The Stitching Academy is a 6-week course, where students learn the fundamentals of using a variety of industrial sewing machines: how to set them up and use them safely, maintain the machines and identify the correct settings for the fabric. They will practice a variety of sewing techniques to produce a range of stitch samples, measuring, cutting and constructing a basic pattern, and learn to identify what is good and poor quality. 

To find out more and apply for the Stitching Academy for Designers please contact: education@fashion-enter.com

Click here to find out more about the FTA

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