Industrial Sewing Training Program

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Apparel and Textile Manufacture. 190902


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)




Entrance Requirements



Common Threads of Maine

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

90 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Westbrook, Maine

Local WIB

4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Not applicable.

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?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-6031.00Sewing Machine Operators
$16.50 per hour
Required Certification: None

Provider Status



90 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Westbrook, Maine 04092

Phone Number

(207) 854-6900

Web Address

Last Updated

Feb 03, 2023


Jan 25, 2022


Feb 02, 2024

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