Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Instructional Program (CIP)
We prepare students to succeed wherever they go. We offer a 12-week class that teaches you a wide range of sewing techniques, using a variety of machines and materials, leading to skills that allow you to apply to work at any local textile manufacturers. After the completion of our 260+ hours of training you will be able to operate several different industrial sewing machines. Skills covered include:
- Operating several different kinds of industrial sewing machines
- Threading, tension, and troubleshooting on the most commonly used machines
- Pattern reading, pattern making, and fabric cutting
- Projects designed around the products made by local manufacturers
- Efficient production sewing techniques
Employment and Workplace Skills
- Resume writing
- Creating a sewing sample portfolio
- Interview preparation
- Communication and navigating the American workplace
- Teamwork, problem-solving, and working together on the shop floor
- Employment and Workplace Skills
Job Fairs and Job Placement
- Local employers are invited to our classroom to attend a job fair to meet students, view student portfolios, and talk about opportunities at their companies
- Employers interested in attending our job fairs are encouraged to
Our program is tailored to the materials and techniques used by local manufacturers. Upon completion, participants are given a certificate and introduced to hiring agents from local textile manufacturers.
Program Length (Weeks)
WIOA Approved Program
90 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Westbrook, Maine
4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost