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Detroit Garment Group Guild (DG3), a local nonprofit headed by StyleLine editor Karen Buscemi, is launching an industrial sewing program, the first of its kind in the state of Michigan.
The DG3 partnered with The Makers Coalition, Henry Ford College MichiganTechnical Education Center, SEMCA, Michigan Works!, Lear Corporation and others to form the Makers Coalition DG3 and bring the program to fruition.
Students will receive the training necessary to work in the rapidly-growing cut-and-sew production industries, which can range from fashion to automotive to furniture upholstery.
The program is six-weeks long and students will get 180 hours of in-class and hands-on experience.
It costs $2000, but funding may be available through Michigan Works! Graduates are expected to earn $12 to $16 in the industry.
Registration for the class is now open. It starts Sept. 29 at the Henry Ford College M-Tec center in Dearborn. Classes will be held during the day, taught by local industry experts. The DG3 hopes to add evening classes in the future.