In keeping with our polytechnic mandate, the Wilson School of Design's Fashion Design & Technology program is focused on providing enriched learning opportunities and relevant industry experiences, offered in a supportive and challenging learning environment. This ensures our graduates are positioned for success in their careers. Establishing itself as leader in fashion education, the program is constantly evolving in alignment with industry through a rigorous academic course of study.
Many of our graduates work across the globe in the fashion industry, but with over 300 apparel companies in the lower mainland, the local BC fashion industry offers our students and grads many choices. Many global industry leaders are based locally, with vibrant companies such as Arc'teryx, Aritzia, lululemon athletica, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Orb, Sugoi, and Westcomb, who often hire our graduates.
Program Advisory Committee
Our Advisory Committee plays an essential role in maintaining the relevance of our degree program. Apparel industry leaders provide the perspective needed to ensure our graduates are well prepared to contribute to this creative, technical and innovative industry. In conjunction with faculty, administration, and students, the role of the Advisory Committee is to help enrich the Fashion Design & Technology program. With an ongoing voice given to our local industry leaders through our Advisory Committee, our program is able to respond quickly to changes in the marketplace and continually adapt our programming to reflect current industry needs and standards. This philosophy also applies to the technology and resources we train our students to use. We have an outstanding reputation for providing state-of-the-art industry equipment, so that when students from our program graduate, they are skilled in using the most current technology, making them work-ready. This work-readiness brings our grads to the front of the line when applying for industry positions.
We are so fortunate to have so many industry partners who collaborate with the Wilson School of Design each year by hosting student internships, developing industry projects, and hiring our graduates. We are truly grateful for their time, commitment to learning, and ongoing dedication to new fashion design talent. The following are only a few of the many we work with;
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