There has never been a more exciting time to become a trained stitcher!
The Sewing Labs is seeking external candidates to enroll in our exclusive Sewing Salon Training Program. Being selected to participate in the Sewing Salon Training Program equips our graduates with the tools they need to obtain a registered apprenticeship allowing them to become professional certified Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. Interviews are taking place now, with training beginning in March, 2024. The training portion of the program requires a nine hour commitment each week, allowing our trainees flexibility as they learn this new, in-demand skill.
Submitting an application for this particular posting does not mean that you are applying for an immediate paid position. Rather, submitting an application for this posting means you are committing to a workforce training program that includes 30 weeks of training with no cost tuition (A $4,500 value) followed by 2,000 hours as a paid apprentice with one of the numerous employers seeking to hire trained stitchers in the greater Kansas City region.
What Is An Apprenticeship?
As with all US Department of Labor registered apprenticeship training programs, the Apprentice will enroll in and complete the required classroom training curriculum. The course work will require up to 270 hours of related technical instruction in a classroom setting and approximately 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training with a partner employer. An Apprenticeship allows our graduates a unique opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to become well-compensated, in-demand Industrial Sewing Machine Operators.
Interested individuals must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
No Experience Required
Must be eligible to work in the United States
Must commit to 30 weeks of training (9 hours per week – two sessions of 4.5 hours each. Monday and Wednesday Evenings at 5:30pm)
Must commit to 2,000 hours of paid apprenticeship with a local partner employer. Benefits will be offered during the paid apprenticeship. Benefits vary depending on each employer partner's unique benefits package
The Sewing Labs is an inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship, and enrichment. We entrust our brand to those who share our passion for sewing. Our teachers and volunteers are the heart of our mission and are the key to reflecting our culture and brand.
The Sewing Labs is an equal opportunity employer. As required by law, we must record certain information to be made a part of our affirmative action program.
Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program.
We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.