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Application Open: The Baltimore Sewn Trades Training Program Fall 2022 Cohort

The Baltimore Sewn Trades Training Program

The Baltimore Sewn Trades Training Program is a collaborative project of Open Works, SewLab USA, the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center, and Made in Baltimore. It is a job training program for those interested in obtaining a job in sewing manufacturing.

The training covers 200 hours of instruction in 45 technical and 4 soft skills related to the cut-and-sew industry. Graduates will be able to service and operate the following machines: lockstitch, serger, cover stitch, and binder. Graduates will also be able to handle technical, stretch, knit, and woven fabrics. A coalition of 38 local employers has committed to hiring qualified graduates.

No previous sewing experience is necessary, but an interest in the sewn trades as a career path is a must. Students must commit to the program 20 hours a week for 12 weeks. A stipend of $1,200 is available to qualifying students. Training will take place at Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD and will begin in late March. Program is free to participants.

Students must be Baltimore City residents ages 18+, with strong preference given to un- or under-employed individuals. Participants must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination in order to enroll.

***Please note that this is a competitive program with only 8 spots available and applying does not guarantee enrollment.***

Timeline & Program Details: Applications Open: July 11-August 12 Interviews: August 15-18 Program: September 6-December 23, M-F, 8AM-12PM

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