Learn to Earn Professional Sewing Training Program
DDI will host the “Learn to Earn” classes in their studio at 2040 Clay Street, where emerging designers, immigrants, communities of color, high school and design graduates, military veterans and rural citizens will be trained to use industrial equipment to achieve entry-level sewing technician skills. LCC’s Innovate & Make Space program objectives were established by local sewing manufacturers and the program was authored 4 years ago by DDI co-founding board member and Education Programming Chair, Lisa Ramfjord Elstun. For more program information, such as enrollment, hiring program trainees or being an apprenticeship site, contact Naomy at DDI Naomy@DenverDesignIncubator.com. First class is filling fast! Due to public health mandates, classes are limited to 4 students seeking a creative new career path!
Upon finishing the 2 week-long classes and 4 weeks of supervised lab practice at DDI, the new Industrial Sewing Technicians will receive a certificate of completion from LCC. As part of the program, all face coverings created by the trainees, will be delivered to the Colorado Department of Education for distribution to the students and their teachers as well as frontline healthcare workers in Colorado's smaller communities.