Professional Training

For a successful garment production business, there is the need to have the essential professionals. These are the qualified Fashion Designer-Pattern makers without which such a business cannot be sustained.

Our training is focused on developing the Nigerian Designer to create his/her own label that can compete favorable anywhere in the world. Every trainee is taught the art of quality garment making using modern global method. Our curriculum covers both short courses and full syllabus of garment production. Our trainees are also provided with the unique platform of our showroom to showcase their works. There is the opportunity of industrial attachment made available to our trainees after their training. This will expose the trainee to the industrial practice and enable them to start their own cottage production.

There is however dearth of such qualified professionals in the country. There is however a huge demand for standard training schools in Nigeria.

For this reason, we have established a fashion academy   in our present production factory site in Ikorodu town.

It has however been observed that 90% of our trainees come from Lagos and many still want to come but for the distance. We shall be opening another branch in Ikeja in the course of the new year .

The training is on garment technology but spread into different modules for easier teaching. The courses have been divided into different segments for the purpose of affordability on the parts of the trainees.

Course Content for Garment Technology:

  • Fashion Designing
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Pattern Making
  • Garment Construction
  • Precision Tailoring
  • Lay Plan
  • Production Tailoring
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Production safety

We have the regular course and the short courses as described below.

Professional Courses:

  • Basic Garment technology

This course introduces the critical path needed for professional garment making. It is a beginner’s class but it covers every essential details needed for a successful professional career in fashion. It gives a very firm foundation to all other aspects of the training.

It is a 3-days/week course that is practical based and every trainee is expected to submit project at the end of the training. Essential tools are provided.

Entry Level:

This is recommended for a beginner who wants to develop an international career in fashion designing. A minimum of school certificate is required.

  • Advanced Certificate Course in Garment Technology

This course introduces more advanced knowledge of garment making. It covers the tough terrain of garment construction both in pattern making and construction. It grooms the trainee to use best international practices in his/her professional practice.

It is a 3-days/week program. It is practical and project based. Upon completion, there is an additional 12 weeks supervised project work, to enable trainee develop his/her own fashion collections.

A certificate in garment technology is awarded upon full completion of the training. Essential tools are provided.

Entry Level:

This program is meant for someone who has undergone our basic certificate course.

  • Professional tailoring

This course is developed for those that have mastered the technical aspect of pattern making but do not have the top skills required for a professional tailoring. It is expected to merge the training with your pattern making skill to make you a complete garment technologist. It covers the full professional training syllabus in the garment technology certificate program. Trainee is expected to be certificated upon completion of the training.

It is a 2days/week training program.

Entry Level:

A minimum of school certificate needed. Intending trainee must show portfolio of past works before being admitted for the training.

  • Pattern Making

This course is developed for those with good tailoring skills but do not have the technical skill of professional cutting. It is expected to merge the training with your experience to make you a complete garment technologist. It covers the full pattern making syllabus in the garment technology certificate program. Trainee is expected to be certificated upon completion of the training.

It is a 2days/week training program.

Entry Level:

A minimum of school certificate needed. Intending trainee must show portfolio of past works before being admitted for the training.

  • Illustration and Photoshop

This is an IT based training for the professional fashion designer that wants to computerize and improve on the quality of his/her designs collections.

Specialized training

These training modules have been developed from the garment technology syllabus to meeting the yearnings of non-professionals who want to make nice looking and professionally tailored garments for themselves.

It is also intended for the business minded non-professional who wants to operate in the fashion retail/supply business end.

  • Men’s shirt making

The curriculum for this training has been developed to meeting need of a non-professional designer who wants to produce well- tailored ready to wear shirts. The trainee is taught the basis shirt block construction and he is trained the various professional tailoring techniques in shirt making.

  • Simple dress making

This module has been crafted from the professional garment technology, to enable interested young school leavers or house wives learn how to make nicely tailored dresses for themselves within a short period of time.

It is also intended to arouse interest in the fashion designing career for the young school leaver.

Course duration and fees 

The courses have been allotted duration based on past training experiences and the content of the syllabus for each training.

The fees for each training has been cost based on the duration and the level of professionals needed to teach the course.

The facilitators are experienced professionals who are still active in the industry themselves.

Courses Duration Tuition Remarks
Professional Courses:

o   Basic Garment Technology

o   Advanced Certificate in Garment Technology

 

16 Weeks

10Weeks training and 12 weeks project

 

N200,000

N200,000

 

Three times a year

Twice a year

 

 

Short Courses:  
Professional Tailoring 16Weeks N200,000 As needed
Pattern Making 16Weeks N200,000 As needed
Illustration and Photoshop  6 Weeks    N50,000  
Specialized Training:

o   Men’s shirt making

o   Simple Dress making

 

Part-time: Saturdays only

o   Men’s shirt making

o   Simple dress making

o   Illustration and Photoshop

 

10Weeks

6Weeks

 

 

16Weeks

10Weeks

10Weeks

 

N100,000

N50,000

 

 

N150,000

N100,000

N100,000

 

As requested

As requested

Target Market

Our target market  are basically the youth of the society, which include fresh graduates, unemployed and underemployed people, those that want career change, active retired personnel, House wives and fashion  apprentices within and around Lagos State.

Our target market varies for each course:

Courses For Whom Target Market
Basic and advanced certificate programs For the career minded designer that wants to create his/her own professional label. Laid off Bankers, Housewives,

Fresh graduates and unemployed that can afford it or sponsored.

Min. qualification: school leaving certicate.

Pattern Making Existing Designer that wants to improve Existing designers, interested youths, drop outs

Min qualification: School leaving certificate

Professional Tailoring Existing Designer that wants to improve Existing designers, interested youths, drop outs and unemployed youths

Min qualification: school leaving certificate

Dress making For young school leavers or house wife that want to holiday time to learn how to make clothes for themselves Holiday makers, house wives and those that need something to occupy time.
Shirt making For non-Designers that want to go into Ready to Wear shirt making Business men and women