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Trained Sewing Instructor Program teaches business skills for becoming a sewing teacher

2010 Locations include Dalton, OH; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; San Francisco, CA; and coming soon to the Midwest

If you are interested in a business or career teaching sewing to others, you may be interested in the Trained Sewing Instructor program. The intense 3-day workshop, located in various cities each year, is business training to help you take the sewing skills that you already have and use them to become a successful sewing teacher. The course gives practical knowledge on topics such as Deciding What and Where to Teach, Creating Lesson Plans, Teaching Techniques, Marketing & Advertising, Risk Management and more. Students receive a 400+ page manual that includes professional pricing guidelines and even participate in practice teaching sessions.  Graduates have gone on to start home-based businesses, teach in retail outlets and start sewing schools and lounges. Graduates are also included in the searchable Instructor database located on www.sewing.org

Workshops are currently scheduled for Dalton, OH on April 8-10; in Orlando, FL on May 13-15, and Atlanta, GA on August 4-6 . Additional locations this year include San Francisco, CA and an as-yet-to-be-announced Midwest city. Visit www.TrainedSewingInstructor.com for more information.

Janice Blasko, Sewing & Craft Alliance