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Business After COVID & What’s Next After Your FTA Education?


On 23rd March from 2pm – 5pm we will host a three hour zoom session aimed at current FTA learners and N17 creative businesses. The employer engagement session taking place via zoom will include an overview of the N17 Creative Callings programme and what business support services we have in place to support those looking for a career within the industry and those already established looking for advice on how to navigate COVID-19.

The agenda will be as follows:

What’s next after your FTA education? 
Are you a learner at the Fashion Technology Academy? If so, this Employer Engagement session is aimed at you to help you discover the opportunities available after your training. Whether you are setting up your own label, looking for a job in industry, a work placement or further training we can help and explain what your next steps are.
14.00 – 14.10 – Introduction and welcome. Jenni Sutton will discuss the aims of the session and provide an overview of N17 Creative Callings.
14.10 – 14.20 How has COVID changed the industry – for students.
14.20 – 14.30 How can FEL support you.
Staring your own business, fashion masterclasses in the diary,
making your own samples, you can rent studio space from us. 

14.30 – 14.40 Jobs in production:
What are your career options; work placements
Level 3, 4 and 5 apprenticeships
Courses we recommend
Digital training in Optitex, Gerber and Vetigraph at the FTA.

14.40 – 14.45 FC Designer Collective retail and Affordable Workspace 
14.50 – 14.55 Opportunities after COVID 
Coffee break 
Business after COVID – N17 Creative Callings Masterclass 

In this employer Engagement session, we will discuss the impact of COVID for small businesses. We will discuss how COVID has changed the industry, how you can adapt and how Fashion-Enter can support you and your business. 
Topics covered will include: 
15.00 – 15.05 Overview and Introduction to the N17 Creative Callings Project.
15.05 – 15.20 How has COVID changed the industry – for businesses.
15.20 – 15.30 Latest industry statistics.
15.30 – 16.00 How can Fashion-Enter support your business? 
Studio space to rent. Opportunities after COVID.
Funding and grants available.
FC meet ups – networking event with industry experts.
Meet the Buyer. 16.00 – 16.15 Selling on eBay
16.15 – 17.00 Panel discussion with CEO Jenny Holloway, Production Director Caroline Ash and Development Director Jenni Sutton.

To sign up for the N17 Creative Callings employer engagement session please email jenni@fashion-enter.com

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