Occupational Skills Award
The Sustainable Fashion and Social Entrepreneurship Occupational Skills Award prepares students with basic skills necessary to develop, design, source, and manufacture a socially and environmentally friendly line of clothing or accessories. Coursework covers developing a line and designing for a cause, ethics of fashion, sourcing and manufacturing in an environmentally and socially responsible way as well as marketing the line. Students will complete an internship and tour eco-friendly fashion industry leaders' businesses. After completion of the skills award students will be eligible for a position in the following areas: assistant fashion designer, assistant fashion designer of sustainable fashion, product developer for sustainable fashion, sourcing and manufacturer for sustainable fashion.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $28,000 to $206,000 with an average salary of $73,000.