Stitching a route to bring jobs home

  • Article by: DEE DePASS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 14, 2013 - 9:02 PM

Twin Cities garment and leather manufacturers team with Dunwoody College to train a new generation of factory workers.

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thepointJan. 15, 13 8:32 AM

Great, but MCTC has the same program at 1/2 the cost once the scholarships run out.

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palsarJan. 15, 13 8:43 AM

"Upon graduation, students will receive an industry certificate as a sewing and production specialist. The hope is that graduates will find permanent jobs in the garment or sewing industry that pay $12 to $16 an hour." --- But I thought everybody was supposed to go to college. Good luck finding young people willing to actually work and to actually work for $12-16 an hour.

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strib37Jan. 15, 1310:00 AM

There are people in Federal Prisons who are working on items such as glove manufacture. Maybe there is an opportunity to build their skill sets to create a pathway to life outside of prisons. I'm not suggesting a panacea, just an option where there is need for more options.

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mindymartellJan. 15, 13 3:05 PM

Great coalition and effort! Please note our company Clothier Design Source has a pool right now of super talented contract sewers and clothing developers available for hire immediately. Looking forward to growing the industry in the twin cities.

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meltedsnoJan. 16, 13 7:08 AM

The program at MCTC is geared towards apparel design, not industrial sewing. The two prgrams are totally different from one another. As for hoping to find "young people" willing to actually work and accept a wage of $12-$16 dollars -- there are many "older people" who have been displaced from their jobs and are not able to find employment...or retired people who really aren't ready to retire... the program at Dunwoody is NOT exclusive to "young people".

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