21st Century Instructional Guide for Career Technical Education
Fashion Merchandising (0961)
Career Paths Within Textile Apparel And Design Industries
Students will analyze career paths within textile apparel and design industries.
How do I prepare for a career?
Learning Plan & Notes to Instructor:
explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in textiles and apparel careers.
Research careers in the fashion industry and summarize the roles and functions.
analyze opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Complete online and paper applications. Explore careers in design using the Occupational Outlook Handbook; take aptitude/interest surveys. Hold mock interviews and critique students’ performance; conduct a career fair with students participating in interviews with local industry. Participate in FCCLA competitive events.
summarize education and training requirements and opportunities for career paths in textile and apparel services.
Have students research postsecondary training and careers. Summarize findings.
analyze the effects of textiles and apparel occupations on local, state, national and global economies.
Examine items of clothing for country of origin and plot the countries on a world map. Contact a local company which exports and invite speaker to speak with class. Discuss the impact of NAFTA on economies.
create an employment portfolio for use with applying for internships, work-based learning opportunities and employment in textiles, fashion and apparel.
Complete an application; write a cover letter, resume, follow-up letter, and a letter of resignation l; provide documentation of design projects, work experience and community service. This should be kept as an electronic portfolio.