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Transcript of Careers Project
Able to work with hands
Ability to sew and operate a sewing machine.
Good at drawing and selecting fabric.
Accurate at measuring.
It connects to my pillars.
Allows for the expression of creativity.
It ties in with my personal characteristics.
This job is non-repetitive and challenging.
Drawing and Designing: It is a central part to this job. The ability to visualize, draw and paint is needed.
Learning/ Education: This job presents new learning experiences everyday.
Music: Music is used to accompany the fashion shows, and it can serve as inspiration for a collection.
Travel: You get to travel around the world for different fashion weeks. The major cities include: London: New York:
Milan: Paris: My personality type is that I am a
creator, and being a fashion designer
will allow me to create clothing everyday. I am extremely competitive. High level of ambition and commitment. Organization Key Skills: The Process:
Begin with a basic design of the garment.
Sketch or sew the vision which begins the design.
Create a prototype.
Prototype is refined.
Pattern of the garment is made.
Colours and fabric is chosen.
Garment is made. Campus: Casa Loma
Program: Fashion Technology and Design (undergraduate)
Program Duration: 2 years
Cost: $3, 612 per year
Mandatory courses: Grade 12 English and Grade 11 Math.
Admission: Must pass sewing test on a standard sewing machine.
Must have an OSSD
Grade 12 Math ( for measurements)
School of Choice:
George Brown College Funding:
My tuition is covered by the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
No Cost for residence because i will be living at home.
Transportation per year: $ 1,452 Additional Costs: $ 1,000 Total Cost: $9, 676 Salary: The salary earned varies with position and years of experience. One Sample Career Path: 1. Junior Assistant
Minimum Salary: $20,000 per year
Job Description: Cutting samples, running errands like picking up fabric. 2. Pattern Maker
Salary: $25, 000 - $ 40,000 per year
Job Description: Designing, sewing and cutting new patterns, fitting samples. 3. Production Manager
Salary: $40, 000 - $60,000 per year
Job Description: Oversee production process, ensure garments are sewn properly and completed on schedule, solve any problems that may arise. 4. Designer
Salary: $35, 000 - $ 85, 000 per year
Job Description: Designing new garments, choosing colours and fabrics, dealing with suppliers and manufacturers. 5. Head Designer
Salary: $ 60,000 - $ 100,000 per year
Job Description: Creating entire lines or collections of new garments, supervising staff, dealing with suppliers and manufacturers. Potential For Advancement The fashion industry is a highly competitive market.
Over half of designers work in New York and California.
In 2008, majority were self-employed.
Majority of jobs come from design firms that sell clothing to department stores. Employment Prospects: Average
Employment growth rate is close to average because the retirement rate will contribute to job openings. Numbers of job seekers will likely exceed job openings. Sources: