a social training track
BORO*ATELIER offers a social training track (without affecting the right to welfare) for long-term job seekers and/or refugee status holders.
The training course is free of charge, usually takes at least six months and is given two to four days a week from Monday through Thursday. At BORO*ATELIER you’ll learn three trades: sewing, screenprinting and natural dyeing of textile. Together we work on a social and sustainable textile production for our own label BORO*MINI and other fashion labels such as SEP7EMBER, Levi’s made & crafted, Kings Of Indigo, Blueprint Amsterdam and Merz b. Schwanen.
What will you learn?
Sewing Learn to operate industrial sewing machines, how to cut based on patterns and make the basic patterns yourself. This is how you learn how to create our BORO*MINI products step by step.
Screenprinting Learn all the technical steps of screenprinting, from creating the screenprint frame to printing on fabric correctly using natural ink.
Natural textile dyeing Learn all about the natural pigments that we use, how to make paint baths and all the various techniques for natural textile dyeing.
Apart from the trades themselves, we also find it important to look at what you personally need to optimise your growth. In collaboration with Starters4Communities , we offer an entrepreneurship workshop. This allows participants who are interested to explore whether they may want to start their own business. The practical workshop focuses on entrepreneurial skills, mind-set and deploying one’s talents. For refugee status holders who don’t speak Dutch very well yet, we offer a language boost in collaboration with Taal & Coast op Maat at BORO*ATELIER: Dutch classes at work focused on the activities at the workshop.
BORO*ATELIER also provides assistance with difficult administrative and personal questions.
Once you’ve completed the track, we will help you with your next step. This may involve further education, or using our large network in the textile industry to hook you up.
Interested or got any questions about our training track? Send us a mail or give us a call at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3705873 so we can make an appointment to get to know each other.