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Tailoring - Beginners

The primary focus of this course will be the assembly of gents slacks and dress shirts.

Students will also learn the types of fabrics, and the use of tailoring tools and sewing machines in garment assembly.

The ability to operate a sewing machine would be an asset, although not a prerequisite.


Latest Course Information

  • Feb 04, 2020

    Duration:
    12 weeks
    Day(s):
    Tuesday
    Time:
    5:30-8:30 pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. Howell
    Course Fee:
    $225.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:

  • How do I become an Apprentice?

    Completing an application form gets the process started. After this you must be:

    1. interviewed by an inspector and a potential host employer
    2. Accepted by the employer

    Persons under 18 years must also be examined by a medical practitioner who will certify that they are fit.

  • Will I be paid while on the Apprenticeship Programme?

    Yes, note that the wage paid varies according to the company which employs you. An apprentice is paid 45%, 55% and 75% of a regular employee’s pay in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

  • What is the cost of each programme?

    Only the Evening Programmes have an associated cost. This ranges between $150 and $400. For information on specific classes, please visit our Evening Programmes section.

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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • All Saints Skills Training Centre

    The All Saints Centre is known for its Bar and Restaurant Services, International Cooking and Garment Making programmes. It has modern cooking facilities, as well as a gazebo-styled bar and restaurant and a garment-making room equipped for the training of industrial sewing machine operators.

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Testimonials

  • Michael Harewood

    I found my apprenticeship to be beneficial and I gained experience in the Autobody trade. I would recommend the programme to others. Having completed my Apprenticeship, I continue to work as an Autobody Technician at Collision One.

    Michael Harewood

    Autobody Technician at Collision One

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