Did you enjoy the opportunity to create projects or successfully repair garments in middle school? Do you like the idea of being your own boss and determining your own future through self employment?
Did you know that 40% of the population are projected to be ‘gig’ workers in the near future? A ‘gig’ worker is self-employed and works random jobs as they are available. How would ‘gig’ work change your way of life and is it a job you could handle? What about your future family? How would ‘gig’ work affect you and your family? This course helps students look at skills and knowledge they need to be successful in this new work environment. Do you have what it takes to succeed in the new world of work?
This semester course is for students who wish to explore the career pathway, Visual Arts-Textiles, Interiors & Entrepreneurship. Take this class to evaluate your desire for entrepreneurship and elevate your skills and knowledge to succeed at college and career aspects of your life. You will have a chance to write a business plan and develop an entrepreneurial business using embroidery machines, sergers and basic sewing machines. We will also explore use of technologies to print images on fabric, lettering on garment with vinyl cut on a Silhouette Cameo 3. Let your inner creativity shine through ideas you have in mind. If you like, you can take this project to compete in the FCCLA STAR events, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Construction, Recycle and Redesign.
Length: (1) Trimester
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Cum Laude Points: 0