A full of 49 pupils on Saturday graduated from the Winglow Manner Academy (WinFA)in Accra with Advance Certification programmes.
Built up of 4 males and 45 ladies, they underwent teaching in garment building, fashion and technology, interior and exterior decoration.
The 5th graduation ceremony was beneath the concept “Making Trend Entrepreneurs by means of Vocational Competencies Teaching.”
As part of the graduation ceremony, WinFA launched its new online Shopify retail outlet and a new line of outfits dubbed “The Desire Collection.”
Speaking at the ceremony, the Director of WinFA, MrsAwurabenaOkrah, explained the academy begun with a person pupil in 2016 with a mission to practice, empower, and supply entrepreneurial expertise for the youth.
She said getting good quality education in clothing manufacturing intended committing to a 3-year apprenticeship which was not possible for anyone, due to cost and time constraints.
She claimed it was for that rationale, WinFA intended courses on a modular foundation to deal with one particular ingredient of manner creation at a time in buy to allow for college students to examine intensively and attain expertise in a a great deal shorter timeframe.
Mrs Okrah inspired the college students to go out there in assurance and make the very best of the option provided and continue to be ambassadors of the college.
“The understanding and abilities you have acquired will aid you to excel and defeat problems. It is also an prospect to assist develop a far better long run for your families, communities and the country,” she extra.
The Main Executive Officer of Ghana Enterprises Company (GEA), MrsKosiYankey-Ayeh, congratulated the graduands and WinFA for their challenging operate and contribution towards the development of the country.
She stated the world fashion field was well worth $2.4 trillion with a 5.5 per cent once-a-year expansion rate, and 90 for every cent of corporations ended up micro, little, and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs), but Africa, sadly, accounts for a lot less than five per cent of the total.
MrsYankey-Ayeh mentioned that with the coming into force of the Africa Continental No cost Trade Location (AfCFTA), textiles could serve as a potent software for financial transformation and contribute to the Agenda 2063, if awareness was paid out to it and could final result in a 25 per cent contribution to a welfare attain throughout the continent.
She pledged GEA’s help to nurture and sustain their enterprises and urged the graduands to continue the journey they had started by putting the techniques obtained to excellent use and develop it into sustainable enterprises.
The outgoing students showcased a variety of beautiful and outstanding patterns acceptable for numerous instances these kinds of as purple carpet occasions, church functions, and conferences.
An exhibition of the new Shopify retailer and is effective of the college students ended up also mounted to demonstrate off their abilities and abilities.
Some deserving college students who extinguished by themselves in numerous disciplines have been awarded for their excellence and hard operate.
In all, Shopify won the over-all fashion layout for the occasion.