Occupational Skills Award
The Fashion Technology Occupational Skills Award prepares students with skills and experience in the latest fashion technologies. Students will gain competencies in the following areas: Tukatech CAD pattern making and grading, digital illustration with programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and online retail platforms such as Shopify and Apparel Cart, creation of specification sheets with Excel and Illustrator, and professional certification in Apparel Information Management Systems (AIMS). This award is focused both on students entering into the fashion industry for the first time and students who are already fashion professionals who need to upgrade skills for career advancement and retention. Upon completion of this skills award students may acquire positions as: assistant designers, technical designers, textile surface designers, fashion web store designers, fashion entrepreneurs, product developers, apparel information managers, pattern makers, pattern graders, pattern marker makers, fashion CAD designers, fashion buyers, technology trainers for the fashion industry, and fashion merchandisers.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $28,000 to $206,000 with an average salary of $73,000.