Fashion Exchange Apparel Fit Technician: Fashion Fit Program

  • PROGRAM
    Fashion Exchange Apparel Fit Technician: Fashion Fit
    SCHOOL
    Fashion Studies
    LOCATION
    63 Regent Park Blvd
    DURATION
    The Apparel Fit Technician Fast Track module is a 16 week certificate program with a 100 hour work placement.
    STARTING DATE
    This program is currently taking new applications (online) for the April 22, 2019 start date for participants 30 years of age and older.
    CREDENTIAL
    Program graduates will receive a George Brown College Certificate
    YEAR OF STUDY
    2019
    METHOD OF STUDY
    FT
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    Full Program Descriptions

    Fashion Exchange (FX) students will learn to recognize good apparel fit, identify fit problems and how to correct them while learning the different body types and ideal fit standards. Correct pinning and marking techniques, textile handling and customer service complete the course focus. In addition to the learning outcome requirements, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, resume preparation and interview techniques, problem solving, as well as interpersonal and personal skills

    This program will prepare you for:

    • Entry level employment and experience in fashion related careers in alteration shops & apparel factories

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    Course Outline

    Course Name Description
    FASH1166 Customer Service in Apparel Fitting In this course students learn customer service standards and expected communication in the role of the fit technician. Customer service behaviours will be modelled and practiced. Students will learn workplace health and safety practices that will apply to their workplace.
    FASH1167 Apparel Fittting Technique 1 Students are introduced to correct pinning and marking techniques and utilize these for the major alternations on pants. Basic fit concepts such as grainline, drape and the balance of garments on the body form the basis for understanding fit and are applied to pant fitting.
    FASH1168 Apparel Fitting Standards In this course students will have the ability to identify body type and ideal fit standards. They will be able to apply this knowledge to identify fit issues and illustrate enhancement of body type through choice of clothing style.
    FASH1169 Textiles in Apparel Fitting Students will learn to identify fabrics, understand the special handling of different textiles and understand how different fabrics will affect fit, pressing technique, garment construction and the relative cost of alterations
    FASH1170 Apparel Fitting Technique 11 This course provides deeper knowledge of garment fit through the exploration of fit standards for skirts, dresses, shirts and jackets. Students will learn to apply fit techniques to these garments and their auxiliary components

    Work Placement

    Course Name Course Description
    4 Week Work placement Industry placement of 100 hours to apply what has been learned.

    Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

    Successful graduates of the program will be prepared to take on product development, manufacturing and retail roles such as: Fitting technician, product development assistant, styling, retail alterations.

    Tuition and Fees

    Program available at no cost to participants and includes all materials and tools needed to complete the program.

    How to Qualify and Apply

    Academic Requirements

    • Must be eligible to work in Ontario
    • Permanent resident or Canadian citizen
    • Must be able to understand and communicate in English
    • Commit to 4 months of training
    • Good eyesight (corrected vision is accepted)
    • High degree of manual dexterity and fine motor control

    Additional Requirements

    • Must submit an online application
    • Attend an information session and an interview
    • Interested applicants will be assessed for English
    • Applicants must have a current resume and be able to demonstrate interest and suitability to both training and employment apparel

    Contact Us

    The Community Partnerships Office

    264B Adelaide Street East
    Toronto, ON
    M5T 2T9
    Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 6647
    Email account: GBCFashionExchange@georgebrown.ca