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Old 14-06-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology

Hi all,

For those who are looking to enter or upgrade their skills and knowledge under the textile and fashion industry, you might want to consider TaF.tc as your upgrading partner.

They offer WSQ Qualification courses which are available in both part-time and full-time basis ranging from Certificate to Diploma courses. Courses that are suitable for people from the manufacturing sector all the way to retail sector under the textile and fashion industry.

On top of that, participants for the Full-Time WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology can also opt for Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) and Global Fashion Talent Programme (GFTP) where you will have a chance to gain entry into the textile and fashion industry upon selected by host companies. Below are some of the details:

- WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology comprises of 2 specialisations: Merchandising and Marketing / Design and Product Development
- It will be full-time course of between 3-3.5 months
- Lesson will be conducted from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm
- Preferably possess GCE "O" level qualification or ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above.
- Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology

For all Singaporean and Singapore PR, you are also entitled up to 90% funding by WDA.

For more course information, you may refer to http://www.taftc.org/docs/courses.htm

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Old 14-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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ehhhhhhhh u
so u got a job for taking this course?
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Old 14-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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ehhhhhhhh u
so u got a job for taking this course?
you may get it. as candidates' resume will be sent to the participating companies around 6 weeks before the course commences.

from there, company will review and select potential candidate for interview and thereafter confirm them for placement if they are deem suitable.

the whole scheme duration is 5 months whereby 3 months will be the training under WSQ Diploma and balance 2-months on-site placement. Over these 5-months, candidate selected will be given an allowance of $1,000 per month.
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i see..
does other course under WSQ also do help candidates to get a job? u know if is not a poly dip or a real dip.. basic with this course is also quite hard to find job outside.

BTW what is the salary after completion of the course.. haah!! this is the important part.

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i see..
does other course under WSQ also do help candidates to get a job? u know if is not a poly dip or a real dip.. basic with this course is also quite hard to find job outside.

BTW what is the salary after completion of the course.. haah!! this is the important part.
not that i know of. this is a special train and place programme for those who wish to seek employment in the textile and fashion industry.

as WSQ courses are skill-based training, hence it is more recognise only in the industry that they are trained in. for the textile and fashion industry, employers will look @ skill and experience more than paper qualification.

as for the salary portion, it will be much dependent if you start with manufacturer, buying house or retailer. the pays varies among differently within the supply chain. however, do not expect good salary for an inexperience starter.
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Old 15-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #6
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The merchandising industy is a sunset industry. Overseas placements sound nice and good. Overseas to where? Cambodia, El Salvador and/or China? And paywise? Assistant Merchanisder, prob around $1.4k to $1.6k. Go up to Merchandiser level, can get $3k? And job hours is horrendous. If work in China, AM pay is prob RMB6000. SM around RMB11000.

Most of the big players, like Gap, RL, have already closed their offices in Singapore. And the rest of the other companies, their management sux. And not to mention hours are really bad as well. Of cos there are still a few (less than 5 fingers on one hand) companies that are still relatively good to work in.
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The merchandising industy is a sunset industry. Overseas placements sound nice and good. Overseas to where? Cambodia, El Salvador and/or China? And paywise? Assistant Merchanisder, prob around $1.4k to $1.6k. Go up to Merchandiser level, can get $3k? And job hours is horrendous. If work in China, AM pay is prob RMB6000. SM around RMB11000.

Most of the big players, like Gap, RL, have already closed their offices in Singapore. And the rest of the other companies, their management sux. And not to mention hours are really bad as well. Of cos there are still a few (less than 5 fingers on one hand) companies that are still relatively good to work in.
no doubt, it is sunset for manufacturing sector. but it's picking up on the retail sector. hence, there is still demand for merchandiser for these retailing companies in terms of buying and visual.

you are right on the pay scheme and working hours when you just start off. but if you are really good, you will definitely earn much more than that. it all depends on the potential of each individual. it's true that not everyone can achieve that but it also applies to all other industry. isn't that so?

one need to start somewhere if they have passion for this industry and grow from there. it depends on what you are looking at the end of the day.. passion or $.
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the new intake will commence from 26 Sept 2011.

for those who are interested, you may visit http://www.taftc.org/docs/apply.htm to download the enrollment form and send it in for registration now.
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are u from .taftc?
hehe.. yup.
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So for the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) and Global Fashion Talent Programme (GFTP), what companies are the students posted to?
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So for the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) and Global Fashion Talent Programme (GFTP), what companies are the students posted to?
there's not many buying houses and manufacturing companies left in singapore. prob the usual hush puppies, bodynits, yung wah, lee & fung, wingtai, fj benjamin, ghim li etc?
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So for the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) and Global Fashion Talent Programme (GFTP), what companies are the students posted to?
there's not many buying houses and manufacturing companies left in singapore. prob the usual hush puppies, bodynits, yung wah, lee & fung, wingtai, fj benjamin, ghim li etc?
yup, some of the companies are right but not for some others.

not forgetting some other big players like SingLun, Oceansky and etc.
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yup, some of the companies are right but not for some others.

not forgetting some other big players like SingLun, Oceansky and etc.
maybe you would like to highlight to those potentially interested, the 'usual/normal' hours, especially for those who have to work with US and Europe buyers and also how 吐血 it is to work with the people located in china and india.
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maybe you would like to highlight to those potentially interested, the 'usual/normal' hours, especially for those who have to work with US and Europe buyers and also how 吐血 it is to work with the people located in china and india.
the norm will be 9-6. but knowing that will not be visible due to the nature of the job, irregular working hours might take place.

i guess it's the same throughout every industry when you need to work with those from overseas bah. the overall experience will more or less be the same. at the end of the day, it will be depends on whether do you like and how passionate do you have for the job. it's like if you are given the norm working hours and condition, you will not be happy if you do not like the job.
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