Final-year Clothing and Textiles Students from the Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES) at Sunyani, Bono Region of Ghana, have visited the Fashion and Textiles Education Department of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) to familiarise themselves with the operations of the Department.
Their interest was mainly in the workshops and laboratories of the Department, where they had first-hand exposure to various relevant machines and tools, their proper lay-out in a modern laboratory, their operations, and necessary safety precautions in a fashion laboratory.
Beyond conducting the scores of students through its laboratories, the Department organised a special tutorial session for them to deepen their knowledge in core areas of fashion and textiles. Among them were standard fashion laboratory and layouts, Clothing and Textiles tools and equipment and their functions, Career prospects for the clothing and textiles student, rules and regulations in a fashion and textiles workshops, and the relevant fashion and textiles academic programmes at AAMUSTED and the steps to secure admission at AAMUSTED.
The Head of Fashion Design and Textiles Department at AAMUSTED, Dr. Daniel Kwabena Danso, was happy the students had settled for fashion and textiles as a path to securing careers in the future.
According to him, various careers are available to them if they are committed to hard work. He mentioned Fashion Designing and Illustration, Fashion Journalism and Blogging, Garment Technology, Textiles Designing, Wardrobe Assistance, Event Management, Teaching/Lecturing, Trend Forecasting, and Make-up Artistry/ Hairstyling as examples of the available careers.
A Senior Lecturer in the Department, Dr. Josephine Aboagyewaa Ntiri, also encouraged the students to aim high and excel in the Fashion domain to impact society positively.
The Technicians, teachers, and students from ICCES were very grateful to AAMUSTED for the opportunity. They indicated the deepening of their knowledge through the interactions with the Fashion Design and Textiles Department of AAMUSTED.