Centre for Lifelong Learning, College of Education and External Studies with support from Love Binti International is set to start teaching a two-year National Certificate in Fashion and Garment Design that shall be examined under UBTEB. The Centre has received a consignment of Sawing machines and other apparatuses that shall be used for teaching the course. CLL has established a training Centre in the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning starting in September 2022.
This effort is a response to governments’ 10-year strategic plan known that emphasizes ‘Skilling Uganda’.
Staff of Makerere and Love Binti International Assemble the sowing machines.
Many youths in Uganda lack the skills that employers are looking for due to a disconnect between degrees obtained and the practical skills jobs demand. In a bid to address this challenge, the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Makerere University is Partnering with UBTEB to support the government’s effort to skill the youths. Currently, the Centre for Lifelong Learning is offering Technical Training in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The Centre has, however, observed an increased demand and potential for vocational training in Fashion and Garment Design at both certificate and diploma levels. To tap into this demand and potential, the Centre for Lifelong Learning has entered into an agreement with Love Binti International Ltd, to introduce a Certificate Course in Fashion and Garment Design that shall be examined by UBTEB. Love Binti International already has a running MOU with the College of Education and External Studies to offer skills training.
Fashion and Garment Design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. Fashion and Garment Designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces. Fashion and Garment Designers attempt to design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. The Centre for Lifelong Learning wishes to request the support of the entire University community to inform their loved ones of this new course that will start running to enroll and be part of the skilling program