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Lethbridge College Gives the Apparel Industry What it Needs.

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Lethbridge College will be running both year one and year two of their new Fashion Design and Sustainable Production Diploma program this fall, preparing grads for employment in Canada’s fashion industry.
“The fashion industry is changing and we have responded to that,” says Vicki Hegedus, Chair of School of Media and Design at Lethbridge College. “While our former program produced many successful graduates, like upcoming fashion superstar Caitlin Power and Hali Klotz, designer for Tentree Apparel, we recognize that the face of fashion has transformed, both nationally and globally.”
Hegedus emphasizes that despite a fluctuating economy, there is indeed work available for fashion grads in Canada. “It is anticipated that in the next decade up to 86,000 new jobs will need to be filled in the apparel industry, not even factoring in company closures due to retirements, it has been projected that in the various job categories within the apparel industry, such as buyers, fashion and technical designers, import/export coordinators and merchandisers, growth in employee numbers will increase by 27 – 41%.”

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