64 Students graduate from Vlisco Tailor Academy in Nigeria

LAGOS – The Human Capital Development Training Centre (HCDC) saw its second set of students officially end classes on May 12th, 2017. 64 students, 16 industrial pattern makers and 48 sewing machine operators, successfully completed an intensive 8 – week training session.


Facilitated by Style House Files in partnership with Nigerian Export Promotion Council and Vlisco Nigeria, HCDC is run with the primary objective to promote garment making skills, create job opportunities and upgrade the technical skills to improve quality, productivity and efficiency level of the garment industry. It also supports the goal to establish the garment manufacturing industry as valuable with the hopes of boosting non-oil exports.


The program experienced a higher success rate in comparison to previous editions with a 5% dropout rate and 98% daily attendance. In a remarkable feat, 100% of the students proceeded into the Industrial training phase where they produced a ready-towear-collection.


Country Manager Vlisco Nigeria, Mr Adebisi Yeye-Adekunle said:

“Vlisco is committed to facilitating solutions that empower creatives with skills and revenue generating opportunities within the textile and garment sector of the economy, an industry we believe will be very crucial in the future economic landscape of Nigeria. The top 5 students from the training – Grace Ogwu, Simon Nneamaka, Bolaji Busari, Bukola Kumolu and Anu Akinrinwa, will be presented with 8 machines and the best student will also get a cash prize from Vlisco as part of our ongoing support to the apparel production sector.”

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