Start2Sew graduates guaranteed employment at premier clothing and sporting goods company


ISSofBC celebrated the first graduation ceremony of the Start2Sew training and employment program which included employment offers for graduates at Arc’teryx — a Canadian outdoor clothing and sporting goods company.

Start2Sew is a comprehensive hands-on training preparing participants with the sewing, language, and workplace skills needed to take on entry-level employment in the apparel industry.

Eight successful candidates completed the program and received certificates in Interpersonal Skills Development and Threadworks‘ Industrial Sewing Machine Operator Certification.

In addition, Start2Sew graduates were guaranteed employment at Arc’teryx and will start working in the coming weeks.

The graduation, October 17 at ISSofBC Welcome Centre, was attended by friends and family of participants as well as Start2Sew program partners Arc’teryx, ISS Language & Career College of BC (LCC) and Threadworks.

The Keynote speech came from Carla Morales, ISSofBC Director of Language and Career Services who offered tips on right workplace attitude and success factors.

Thank you again to program partners and congratulations graduates!

For more details about Start2Sew, email

View photos from the event.

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