Collaborating on a fashionable future

Two students work on sewing projects.
Miaya Irish of Cohoes collaborates with Jocelyn Howe of Mohonasen on a project in the Global Fashion program at Capital Region BOCES.

High school students aspiring to a career in fashion are getting hands-on experience through the Global Fashion program at Capital Region BOCES.

Miaya Irish of Cohoes recently collaborated  with Jocelyn Howe of Mohonasen on a class project. Irish received assistance from Howe in determining how to execute a design that she was sewing in the two-year program that is located on the Career and Technical School, Albany Campus.

The high school juniors aspire to a career in fashion and plan to pursue a college education upon graduation.

“I want to go to college for a career in fashion and I am here to figure out exactly what I want to do,” said Irish.

The duo are among 13 students in the Global Fashion program studying creative design and core business concepts while applying them to the world of fashion. They also learn about careers in fashion, merchandising, marketing, fashion drawing, textiles, how to use a sewing machine, foundation pattern making and sewing skills while taking part in work-based learning opportunities at area shopping malls to learn visual display and merchandising.

For more on the program, visit the Capital Region BOCES CTE website.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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