Congratulations FTA Leicester Learners 2023

On Wednesday 9th August, the FTA Leicester held a celebration and certificate presentation with Councillor Adam Clarke for learners that have completed their course with the FTA Leicester campus.

Over the last 6-months FCFTA Leicester has supported 65 people achieve 138 qualifications. These span Level 1 & 2 Stitching, Level 1 & 2 Patterns and Level 1 Workers Rights & Labour Exploitation.

FEL Deputy CEO Jackie Bertram said: “Leicester has a diverse culture and it’s incredible to support those in the local community with attaining new skills, employment and to reach their full potential. Thanks to Leicester City Council for their support through the UK Community Renewal Fund.”

The celebration was a joyous occasion with many of the learners saying a few words about their experience at the FTA and what it means to them. One learner said: “I came to this course after being at home and looking after my father for 3-years. I hadn’t been anywhere and I didn’t even know what a pattern master was! But now I know how to use a pattern master very well. Now I’ve learnt this skill and I’ve absolutely enjoyed every moment of it. It is such a beautiful atmosphere here, everyone is so friendly. Our teacher is beautiful, so kind and so knowledgable and I have huge admiration, you worked so hard and given 200%. Today I feel such a sense of gratitude because we got this all free of charge, and not only that, we even got samosas sometimes!”

FEL CEO Jenny Holloway said: “A huge thank-you to the amazing team in Leicester, you smashed every single output and outcome!

“Thank-you Leicester City Council for supporting Fashion-Enter Ltd over the last 2-years. We are looking forward to adding more skills in the year ahead and supporting industry within Leicester. A big call out to retailers and international manufacturers there are huge opportunities for Made in Leicester and FEL / FTA Leicester can help you find the right factory for your needs.

“Think carbon emissions, proximity sourcing, flexibility, same MOQs, EPR, recycling and repurposing – it can all happen in the UK.”