Singer Fash­ion Academy ex­pands pres­ence

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The Singer Fash­ion Academy, cel­e­brated for teach­ing the na­tion the art of sewing and nur­tur­ing creative skills among a large num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als, ex­panded its branch net­work re­cently adding acad­e­mies in the towns of Warakap­ola, Mt. Lavinia, Pil­i­mata­lawa and Ruwan­wella.

A key arm of the Singer Busi­ness School, the Fash­ion Academy has a proven her­itage of over five decades and of­fers a va­ri­ety of cour­ses, help­ing the bud­ding en­trepreneurs con­vert their tal­ents and hob­bies into es­tab­lish­ing their own busi­nesses.

The Fash­ion Academy con­ducts classes at 70 acad­e­mies lo­cated at mainly Singer Plus out­lets coun­try­wide of­fer­ing stu­dents con­ve­nient lo­ca­tions to choose from. As classes are con­ducted at Singer branches, stu­dents at­tend­ing the cour­ses are as­sured of a safe and homely en­vi­ron­ment.

In­di­vid­ual and fo­cused at­ten­tion is pro­vided to all stu­dents to help them de­velop their skills and cre­ate their own imag­i­na­tive de­signs. The teach­ing staff at the academy are pro­fes­sion­als with ex­ten­sive ed­u­ca­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence and are able to pro­vide cur­rent and rel­e­vant train­ing to stu­dents.

An at­trac­tive op­tion for stu­dents who have re­cently com­pleted their Ad­vanced Level ex­am­i­na­tion and even for housewives, the Singer Fash­ion Academy of­fers 25+ cour­ses in­clud­ing two diploma pro­grammes. The com­pre­hen­sive cour­ses em­pha­sise fun­da­men­tals in the­ory and prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, of­fer­ing per­sonal hands-on in­struc­tion in fully-equipped class­rooms.

Prospec­tive stu­dents can se­lect from stan­dard­ised cour­ses of­fered via a struc­tured syl­labus or cour­ses can be cus­tom­ized to suit their in­di­vid­ual needs. The du­ra­tion of the stan­dard cour­ses can also be cus­tomised ac­cord­ing to the re­quire­ments of the stu­dent and on com­ple­tion of the course a cer­tifi­cate is is­sued to the stu­dent.

“We be­lieve that any­one who has a de­sire to learn sewing and ac­quire new skills can have suc­cess in this field and we pro­vide a solid foun­da­tion to get started in the industry. Our mis­sion is to give stu­dents the skills and knowl­edge to cre­ate and pro­duce their own cre­ations and an op­por­tu­nity to show­case their work,” said Singer Busi­ness School Head Koshitha Per­a­munuga­m­age.

Help­ing the stu­dents show­case their cre­ativ­ity and skills gained from the pro­grammes, the Fash­ion Academy or­gan­ises sev­eral events. An­nu­ally, the academy hosts a spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion show, where diploma stu­dents are af­forded fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties to show­case their work in a pro­fes­sional set­ting. At this event, the stu­dents dis­play their own de­signs cat­e­gorised into Kandyan, In­dian, sport, of­fice, evening and kids’ wear.

The academy’s nee­dle paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion also helps stu­dents demon­strate their tal­ent. Re­gional events such as mini-ex­hi­bi­tions are held at Singer branches where the Fash­ion Academy stu­dents can ex­hibit their creative work.

Or­gan­is­ing these plat­forms, the Fash­ion Academy not only helps the stu­dents ex­hibit their cre­ations but also en­ables them to show­case their tal­ents and build an en­tre­pre­neur­ial mind­set paving the way for a suc­cess­ful fu­ture.

In­di­vid­u­als who pur­chase sewing ma­chines at Singer are also now pre­sented the op­por­tu­nity to gain new skills through the Fash­ion Academy. A ‘free les­son’ card pro­vided with the pur­chase of a sewing ma­chine en­ables the owner to en­gage in les­sons at the academy (with no fee charged), en­hanc­ing their sewing skills or in­spi­ra­tion to try some­thing new.

In line with the academy’s rich her­itage, proud achieve­ments and re­spected rep­u­ta­tion, fu­ture plans in­clude ex­pand­ing its cour­ses and pro­gramme of­fer­ings.

“The Singer Fash­ion Academy has been built on a foun­da­tion of ex­cel­lence in train­ing and ded­i­ca­tion to the stu­dents. We don’t want to sim­ply teach a skill, but also teach peo­ple to be en­trepreneurs. How­ever, like any bud­ding en­tre­pre­neur who dreams of mak­ing it big, peo­ple who sew need the same en­cour­age­ment be­cause there’s great op­por­tu­nity,” Per­a­munuga­m­age noted.

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