STAR CENTER GETS SEWING MACHINESWritten by SOPHIE MARIE B. ESCOBAL
- Published: 15 November 2016
In the Municipal Government of Dalaguete’s continuing pursuit to provide employment to the youth, ten sewing machines were turned over to STAR Center last November 8, 2016 as part of an agreement inked with Metro Wear Incorporated.
With STAR Center Director Bill Flannery’s efforts, the agreement with the company engaged in apparel manufacturing for export, was finalized making the turnover of these equipments possible.
Ten overhauled computerized high speed sewing machines with thread trimmer were donated to the STAR Center’s Dressmaking and Tailoring Courses. “Having these type of machines will greatly help the trainees in familiarization contributing to good production yield as these are the types used in the facility where they will be endorsed after completion of training and passing assessment conducted by Metro Wear Inc”, said Mrs. Corazon Mier, Dreassmaking Lead Trainer.
Every month, 10 trainees from 18 to 33 years old are endorsed for assessment to land on a possible employment in Metro Wear Inc. in Lapulapu City. This year, STAR Center has graduated more than 120 students in the Dressmaking NC II course of which 109 are now working full time.
STAR Center holds MWF classes to scholars in Poblacion, Dalaguete with lead Trainer Corazon Mier and in Caliongan Brgy Hall with Trainer Elira Alviola. TThS classes are held in Poblacion to regular trainees.
The partnership has existed for over 10 years now with Metro Wear Inc., a company under Sports City, manufacturer of Sports Apparel supplying Adidas, Nautica, New Balance, Aines, Saucony, Lululemon, Under Armour, etc. The company supports the STAR Center’s mission of providing education and skills training to people committed to learning new skills, building self-confidence and contributing to their own livelihood as well as the well-being of their families and communities.