5 Reasons You Should Enrol in our Short Courses

Published/Updated on:
August 6, 2021

Valued at over a trillion dollars, the fashion industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the world. Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, it is set on an uphill trajectory of growth. However, as fashion trends change and are replaced at exponentially increasing rates, many fashion businesses often have to keep up with the pace of fast fashion or risk becoming obsolete. This move towards fast fashion is unprecedented, rendering many best practices of the fashion industry irrelevant. Fashion designers and business owners can no longer rely on old strategies to adapt to the new fashion industry, and must find ways to upskill themselves lest they get left behind 

Are you a fashion designer who is looking for a way to stay ahead of the curve, but have no time to enroll in a full-time course? Are you looking to add a new skill to your repertoire without committing too much time? Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre’s (TaF.tc) wide range of short courses are here to help you! 
Here are 5 reasons why you should enrol in our short courses:

1. Learn a new skill in as little as 24 hours

Whether it's learning how to create a fashion brand or learning sewing techniques, our short courses will allow you to learn the ropes in just a few days! This is particularly useful for those who are stuck for time and wish to learn a new skill quickly. With plenty of our professional short courses spanning between 17 and 48 hours, you have the flexibility to decide your schedule and learn at your own pace. 

2. Refresh and update your skillset

No matter which industry you are in, it is always good to refresh your skills so that you can fill the gaps in your professional knowledge. For example, you may think that understanding apparel design techniques is enough to get by, but there are many other factors that will ultimately shape the final product. Be it learning to use digital software or tips and tricks to sew certain types of fabric, explore our wide range of apparel design short courses that can help you sharpen your skills. 

A virtually prototyped design by our student, Paul Leslie Lu, after attending the 5-day Virtual Prototyping Course.

Given the fact that technology is constantly introducing new things into the fashion industry, it has become even more crucial to update your current skill set so that you can stay on top of the latest developments. For example, social media marketing has become almost integral to the success of a fashion business. Even the most basic skills have their benefits, and our short course in social media marketing will impart these building blocks to help get you started.

Fashion Influencer Recording Video

3. More job opportunities

This brings us to our next point - more job opportunities! Upgrading your skills is often the best way to reach your career goals. Subsequently, enrolling in our short courses can help you acquire the skills you need to move into a more senior position or even switch to a better career path (while still working hard at your full-time job!). Moreover, you may even become better at finding solutions to existing problems in your job. As the fashion industry is constantly looking for fresh new ideas, this advantage will definitely work in your favour.

Innovative Fashion Idea

4. They act as a taste test

If you are someone who has been working in a completely different industry but wants to venture into the Fashion world, short courses are the perfect taste tester! Venturing into a new industry can be an intimidating first step to make, but our short courses can help you ease the journey into the fashion industry. Moreover, it allows you to make a more informed decision on whether fashion is the right fit for you.

5. Hands-on learning conducted by experienced instructors

Given the compact structure of short courses, hands-on learning is vital for students to get the most out of the course. Our short courses are jam-packed with intense experiential learning to ensure that students are able to gain the essence of the required skills. Besides, practice is sometimes more important than theory in fashion. With our experienced tutors, you can rest assured that you will be walking home with a bag full of new practical skills that you can flaunt!

In Conclusion

If there is one thing everyone should know about the fashion industry is that it is, by nature, ever-changing. Fashion transcends the basic need to  protect our bodies from the elements and provides us with a vessel to express our identities and values. As socio-cultural issues and contexts change, so will the fashion industry. All in all, being perceptive to change and adapting to it quickly is an essential quality for all fashion designers. 

As a leading design school in Singapore, Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre has a wide range of classes and certifications to help fulfill your goals! Browse our list of programmes to learn more.

Thasnova Rahman Thamim

Thamim loves writing and has experience handling social media pages as well as writing blog posts. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading and watching films, particularly if its of the science fiction, fantasy, and historical genres. Some of the clients whom she has worked with include ID21, 365 Cancer Prevention Society, Rentokil, and Her Velvet Vase.

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