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Grand Rapids Community College

The Industrial Sewing Certificate Program trains individuals for entry level jobs within the industrial sewing industry. Topics of instruction include safety, ergonomics, sewing machine operation, stitching and finishes, set-up, quality, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Students train with woven, knits, expanded vinyl, fine fabrics, and leather. Successful program enrollees prepare for careers in:

  • Automotive sewing

  • Automotive interiors

  • Clothing manufacturing

  • Boat canvas and interiors

  • Awning manufacturing

  • Upholstering

Participants should have a National Career Readiness Certificate of Bronze or higher for optimal success in this program. If you have not completed the National Career Readiness Certificate assessment, click here.

If you graduated from a Michigan high school within the last three years, you completed WorkKeys tests that make up the National Career Readiness Certificate. Previous scores within the 3 year window may be submitted to meet this pre-requisite. Contact your high school to retrieve your scores, or call ACT WorkKeys at 1.800.967.5539. 







Steepletown Neighborhood Services

671 Davis Ave.,

NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504





David Lovell




GRCC Industrial Sewing Program News

Next Classes

Day Program

January 10, 2017 to March 3, 2017

Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information can be found here.

Meet the Students 


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